Gay Illegal Immigrant Seeks Asylum with Deportation to Iran Pending
Mohammed Abdollahi's Case Highlights Complexity of Asylum Petition Process
..."In Iran, it's illegal to be gay," said Hossein Alizadeh of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, who received U.S. asylum as a gay Iranian in 2001.
"Even if you're not charged, however, you face the threat of honor killings by family members and vigilantes. The government does nothing to protect these individuals..."
Published on July 27, 2010 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization