Friday, 1 February 2008

About GayAsylumUK

Gay Asylum UK is a voluntary organisation that receives no public funding and has its own independent views. Our aim is to assist and help gay asylum seekers in the UK, despite their country of origin or current legal status. However our special interest and expertise is in the persecution, torture and execution of homosexuals in and by the Islamic republic of Iran.

Omar Kuddus of GayAsylumUK personally took on the British Government itself, to establish the law, of Misfeasance in Public Office, in the House of Lords and strip away the ability for government authorities and its employees to hide behind “crown Protection”.

Capital Punishment is an inhuman retribution and contributes to the vain circle of violence and retaliation within society. Especially when totalitarian regimes use execution as a legitimate means to oppress, diminish and murder their minority groups. On the other hand, psychological side-effects of executions, in short and long terms, are damaging to the victims’ survivors as well as to the executers of the punishments. Add to this the fact that execution reduces society’s sensitivity against violence and violent behaviour.

For the foundations of a civil society, for democracy and establishment of human rights, to respect the rights and the safety of alternative and freethinkers and to promote a non-violence culture, the omission of capital punishment is the first and foremost step.

We may have different political, social and cultural believes and objectives, but we all have come to agree on one point, and that is, the importance of abolishment of capital punishment for the sake of Iranian society.

We urge everyone to get involved actively in a wide spread war against capital punishment in Iran and help achieve this national goal through joined efforts of all especially the Homosexual community.

Sexuality is as important a fundamental right as all others and should be respected.


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