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Iranian teenager faces death penalty after losing his asylum claim

freedom of movement | 06.03.2008 12:15 | No Border Camp 2007 | Migration

A gay teenager who sought sanctuary in Britain when his boyfriend was executed by the Iranian authorities now faces the same fate after losing his legal battle for asylum.

A life or death decision

Mehdi Kazemi is a gay teenager from Iran. He sought sanctuary in Britain after his boyfriend was hanged for homosexuality. So why is Britain so determined to send him back to Tehran - to almost certain execution?
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By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, The Independent, Thursday, 6 March 2008

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