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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Protest at British Embassy in Washington for Kiana Firouz

Kiana in a scene from the film 'Cul de Sac'
By Paul Canning

An Iranian solidarity group is to protest this Saturday, 1 May, outside the British Embassy in Washington DC against the UK's continuing removals of asylum seekers to Iran. It is calling for four deportation orders to be lifted, including that of Kiana Firouz, the lesbian Iranian actress.

The protest by Mission Free Iran focuses on women which Britain wants removed.

Firouz's claim was turned down by the UK Border Agency and she has lost an appeal. The actress is to be appear in the film 'Cul de sac', released next month, and says "the movie contains sexual scenes which itself would be subject to death punishment if I return to Iran."

More than 11,000 people have viewed the trailer for the video. An international petition for Firouz has collected 3000 signatures in a week.

As well international campaigners are asking for calls to UK embassies around the world to protest removals of Iranian asylum seekers.

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