Iranian gay man gets second chance to make asylum case

03/14/2008 | Google

British authorities are reconsidering their denial of a petition for asylum by a 19-year-old gay Iranian man, who says he fears for his life in his home country, where his boyfriend allegedly was arrested, charged with sodomy and hanged. Mehdi Kazemi initially was denied asylum by the British last year and then sought residency in the Netherlands, which this week also rejected his application.

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