21 May 2008

Iranian Teen Permitted To Remain In UK

Remember the Iranian teen who went to the UK for school and was almost deported after requesting asylum?  I first wrote about it here, then had a follow-up post here.  He feared being returned to Iran because while he was at school his boyfriend was found out and executed for being a homosexual.  The young man's appeal has been granted and he will now be able to avoid his own execution by the Iranian government.

The U.K. Border Agency said on Tuesday that Mehdi Kazemi will be allowed to remain in Britain.  Kazemi came to England to study English in 2005. He discovered his boyfriend had been charged in Iran with sodomy and hanged.

This should have been a no-brainer, but the end-result is good.

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