Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Action to defend Mehdi Kazemi March 22nd

Middle East Workers' Solidarity

On Saturday March 22nd at 2pm Middle East Workers' Solidarity will be staging a protest opposite Downing Street in defence of Mehdi Kazemi, a gay Iranian asylum seeker who the British government plans to send back to Iran on the grounds that if gay Iranians are "discreet about their sexuality", they will not get in trouble.

In fact, Mehdi Kazemi's boyfriend in Iran has already been executed for being gay, and the regime knows about Mehdi Kazemi and will likely kill him if he returns. We are demonstrating to demand that he should not be sent to his death in Iran, and that he should be allowed to stay in Britain if he so chooses.

Saturday March 22nd, 2pm, Downing Street. Nearest tube Westminster/Charing Cross

2 comments:

J.B said...

worth noting in reference to others, such as Pegah Emambakhsh, who have yet to had their claim to asylum confirmed (as far as i'm aware) and as such are in a decidedly uncertain position.

Renegade Eye said...

I read Gallaway is taking an opposite stand.