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Friday, 4 June 2010

Brazil grants gay Iranian asylum

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Source: MixBrasil

[Via Google translate] A Gay Iranian has won political refugee status and shelter in Brazil

The man's name has not been disclosed but it is known that he is 29 years. According to the report, "he was being chased by the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because he had engaged in protests against the regime". He claims that police raided and searched his home and they discovered that he was homosexual through pictures and videos found on his personal computer.

The Iranian has been in Brazil since the 26 November 2009 but his status as a political refugee was only approved in the last 21 days. The political refugee status was granted by the National Committee for Refugees (CONARE), under the Ministry of Justice and he is living in São Paulo.

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Governo Lula abriga homossexual iraniano refugiado
Iraniano homossexual ganha status de refugiado político e abrigo no Brasil

O governo brasileiro deu abrigo a um homossexual iraniano refugiado. O nome do rapaz não foi divulgado mas sabe-se que ele tem 29 anos. Segundo o pedido de abrigo do iraniano, ele estaria sendo perseguido pelo governo de Mahmoud Ahmadinejad por fazer protestos contra o regime. Ele alega que policiais invadiram e vasculharam sua casa e nesta invasão descobriram que ele era homossexual por meio de fotos e vídeos encontrados em seu computador pessoal.

O iraniano está no Brasil desde o dia 26 de novembro último mas seu status de refugiado político só foi arpovado no último dia 21. O status de refugiado político foi concedido pelo Comitê Nacional para Refugiados (Conare), vinculado ao Ministério da Justiça e ele está rpovisoriamente vivendo na cidade de São Paulo.
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