Gay and lesbian forced deportees face death in Iran

Two Iranians, a gay man and a lesbian woman, are facing forced extradition from Britain back to Iran where they could be executed. His boyfriend in Iran has already been executed for being gay and her girlfriend has been sentenced to death.

Yet the British government does nothing to stop it.

In turning down Ms Emambakhsh and Mr Kazemi’s asylum applications, the Home Office has said that, provided Iranians are discreet about their homosexuality, they will not be persecuted. But Omar Kuddus, of Gay Asylum UK, demanded that Britain follow the example of the Netherlands and Germany in imposing a moratorium on all deportations involving gay and lesbian Iranians. He asked: “How many more young Iranians have to die before the British Government takes action?”

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