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Iranian lesbian granted asylum in the UK after girlfriend sentenced to death in Tehran

Posted by Mats on 20/02/2009

From JihadWatch

Ahmadinejad famously avowed at Columbia University that there were no gays in Iran. And why not? Because they kill them. Yet all too many gay rights activists in the West are far more exercised about Pat Robertson than about Sharia.

“Iranian lesbian granted asylum in the UK,” by Caroline Gammell for the Telegraph, February 16 (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair):

Pegah Emambakhsh, an Iranian lesbian who fled her home country after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death in Tehran, has been granted asylum in the UK.Pegah Emambakhsh fled to the UK in 2005 to escape stoning and has been fighting against deportation ever since.

The 41-year-old lost her battle last year, but was supported by human rights organisation, gay rights groups, politicians and the Friends of Pegah campaign group was established.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has told Miss Emambakhsh that she will reconsider her case.

Her supporters described the move as a “historical victory”….

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