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Save the life of Kiana Firouz!

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Sign this petition against having Kiana Firouz deported from the U.K. and likely sentenced to death: http://www.petitiononline.com/kianaf/petition.html

From the EveryOne Website:

"Kiana Firouz, 27 years old, actress and lesbian activist from Teheran, Iran, has long been engaged in the battle against the discrimination and persecution of homosexuals by the Ahmadinejad regime. After photographs of her video documentary on the condition of lesbians and gays fell into the hands of the Iranian intelligence, agents began to follow and intimidate her. Concerned about her safety, Kiana left Teheran and sought refuge in the U.K., where she could continue her work and studies.

She filed for asylum but her application was rejected by the Home Office. In Iran, punishment for an adult consenting lesbian of healthy mind and is 100 whippings. If the act is repeated three times and punished each time, the death sentence is applied the fourth time (Art. 127, 129, 130).

Kiana filed for a court appeal following the Home Office’s decision to reject her application for asylum, but the judge overruled her appeal According to Kiana’s lawyer, the last remaining chance is to appeal the judge’s decision, but the risk of deportation is imminent."

The EveryOne activists invite concerned readers to send protest e-mail messages to the British Home Office (public.enquiries@homeoffice.gs.gov.uk) requesting that Kiana receive refugee status as soon as possible, for she is a symbol of the international fight against homophobia and repression of gays and lesbians in Islamic countries. "

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for the full article, see- http://www.everyonegroup.com/EveryOne/MainPage/Entries/2010/5/6_Campaign_to_save_the_life_of_Kiana_Firouz_at_risk_of_deportation_from_the_U.K..html

Other articles:
http://coilhouse.net/2010/05/save-the-life-of-kiana-firouz/#more-14946
http://www.astreetjournalist.com/2010/04/08/on-film-the-trials-of-an-iranian-lesbian-activist/

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