Friday, 28 March 2008

Liverpool Echo backs Mehdi

A columnist in the Liverpool Echo, that city's major newspaper, has called for 'Justice for Mahdi'

OCCASIONALLY we need to make a noise. Life isn’t just about the party. Our lifestyle choices, the people we choose to love, can seem unimportant in a society with laws to protect us.

But life for gays in Iran is very different. Homosexual acts are illegal in the Islamic republic. This attitude has led to executions of gay men

Three years on and gay Iranian Mahdi Kazemi, 19, is fighting deportation to Iran from the UK.

Last week the ECHO reported that Mahdi was granted a reprieve by home secretary Jacqui Smith. Now it’s up to the UK government to decide whether Madhi will be deported.

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