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    Bita Ghaedi faces deportation to possible execution


    by Rumbold on 3rd May, 2010 at 8:34 pm    

    No asylum and immigration service will ever be perfect. And mistakes will be made. But if there is doubt, officials should err on the side of the claimant, as in this case:

    Bita Ghaedi is an Iranian UK-based asylum seeker. On May 5th she will be dragged back against her will into a brutal regime and family situation that will very likely lead to her murder.

    She is at very high risk from an honour killing because she fled an unhappy marriage with a lover. Bita’s links with the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) also put her at even more risk if she is deported. Supporters of the PMOI are punishable by death according to the current Iranian regime…

    What the British government are doing to Bita is illegal according to UN guidelines.

    It is illegal under UN agreements on the Status of Refugees to violate the principle of non-refoulement, or returning an asylum-seeker to a country where they have grounds to fear persecution. England is a signatory to the legally-binding agreements on Status of Refugees, and Bita’s case is very clear cut.

    We know the Iran government is a brutal dictatorship, and Bita is unlikely to get any protection from those seeking to murder her. Hopefully the continued media focus will see a stay of execution (literally, sadly), but it doesn’t look likely.

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    1. Red Maria — on 3rd May, 2010 at 9:29 pm  

      This appalling story tells you everything about our bullshit inhumane asylum system.

    2. welsh dragon — on 3rd May, 2010 at 9:59 pm  

      Well she was allowed to come here in the first place despite plenty of other safe countries being closer and she is still here now, and I wonder how much that has cost me; but I think the real lesson here is to fight the Islamification of this country and Europe with every breath we have, so these things don’t happen here (well they already do but not as much, not yet.)

      Or not only will Ghaedi have nowhere left to flee to when she choose to come to Europe and pass over all the other safe counrties enroute, neither we will we.

    3. KJB — on 4th May, 2010 at 12:07 am  

      OK, signed the petition - don’t have Twitter, so will Facebook the petition link. Thanks, Rumbold!

    4. Golam Murtaza — on 4th May, 2010 at 11:53 am  

      @’welsh dragon’

      So you’re fully behind all efforts to protect this lady and stop her being murdered then? Good to see.

    5. Naadir Jeewa — on 4th May, 2010 at 12:15 pm  

      Signed. I have no particular love for the PMOI, but condemning someone to their death is totally objectionable.

    6. saeed — on 4th May, 2010 at 3:08 pm  

      SIGNED!

    7. Paul Moloney — on 5th May, 2010 at 11:02 am  

      Signed; perhaps you get Galloway to do a piece on it on Press TV?

      P.

    8. saeed — on 5th May, 2010 at 12:16 pm  

      Why no decent trolls in this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. Ulrike Beudgen — on 9th May, 2010 at 9:47 am  

      Perhaps you did already read: Bita Ghaedi is safe … Can’t include a link at this moment …

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