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L’ambassadeur britannique en Italie a déclaré : “Nous ne déporterons pas Pegah s’il y a un risque pour elle.”
Pour sauver Pegah, écrire maintenant !
Un appel a été publié par les amis et les défenseurs de Pegah Emambakhsh pour écrire à l'”UK Home Office” avant vendredi 24 août.
Il est préférable que les lettres soient envoyées par fax à son bureau à Londres, mais n’hésitez pas à envoyer des email ou des fax.
Le texte ci-desssous est proposé, il est possible de le modifier, et inclure le numéro de référence de Pegah qui est : B1191057.
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Des fax doivent être envoyés à : + 44 (0) 207 035 3262.
August 23, 2007
The Right Honorable Jacqui Smith MP
Home Office reference number: B1191057
Dear Madame Secretary Smith:
I write today to beg you to grant Pegah Emambakhsh an immediate stay of deportation, allow her to remain in the UK, and permit her attorneys to submit new evidence regarding her request for asylum.
Ms. Emambakhsh is a lesbian Iranian national who sought asylum in the UK in 2005, but the claim failed despite appeals and authorities arrested her in Sheffield on Monday 13th August 2007. She now faces deportation to Iran on 27 August 2007 and I am deeply concerned for her, if the UK deports her to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
If returned to Iran, she faces certain imprisonment, likely severe lashings and possibly even stoning to death. Because of her lesbian identity, she is considered a criminal in her native country.
She managed to escape from Iran, after her female lover was arrested, tortured and subsequently sentenced to death by stoning. Her father was also arrested and interrogated about her whereabouts. He was eventually released but not before he had been tortured himself. These facts do not bode well for her personal safety, if the UK succeeds in deporting her.
Ms. Emambakhsh has a more than well founded fear of persecution if she is returned to Iran. She belongs to a group of people – gays and lesbians – who, it is well known, are severely persecuted in Iran.
According to Iranian human rights campaigners, many lesbians and gay men have been executed since the Ayatollahs came to power in 1979.
The UK Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) has chosen not to believe that she is in danger if returned to Iran, even though the UK government is well aware of the terrible situation that gay people face there.
The BIA will be committing a serious miscarriage of justice and a gross human rights violation if they proceed with Ms Emambhaksh’s deportation.
Please issue an immediate stay of deportation for her, so that her new solicitors can provide the Home Office with fresh evidence and testimony from expert witnesses.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Un grand merci à tous ceux qui bloggent au sujet de Pegah et à ceux qui ont déjà écrit aux fonctionnaires du gouvernement britannique, et aux nombreuses personnes qui écriront à Jacqui Smith d’ici vendredi.
Michael Petrelis (Trad. HJL)
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