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    Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

    Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death - Times Online

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    A young Iranian actress named Kiana Firouz will attend the London premiere tonight of a film in which she plays a lesbian seeking asylum in Britain because the Iranian authorities are pursuing her. The Home Office rejects her application and sends her back to the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death.

    Unfortunately for Kiana Firouz the film is not make-believe. It is based on her life. The Home Office has denied her asylum and she now faces the prospect of deportation to Iran followed by flogging, execution or both.
    Wow. I really have to ask what the judge in the hearing was thinking in this instance.
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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

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    Wow. I really have to ask what the judge in the hearing was thinking in this instance.
    I am surprised the Home Office would deny her Asylum, that let every other person who swims across the sea asylum, why not this person with legitimate concern?

    Bloody stupid!

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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

    She should go to the US embassy in London and apply. The US will almost certainly let her stay.
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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

    This is terrible, I just don't get the judges reasoning here other than the judge is a ignorant homophobe.

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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

    I very much hope that the judge's decision will be reversed. Ms. Firouz should not be deported to a state that would persecute or execute her in violation of her most fundamental human rights.

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    "Why is it that the courts prevent suspected terrorists from being deported to their home country because they may face torture, yet this poor law abiding lady is being sent back to a death sentence?"

    Easy targets. The Border Agency loves them. Looks like you're being strict when actually the real people who should be stopped entering the country walk straight in and stay here. Pathetic.

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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

    Granted we don't know everything concerning the case yet, but in general this seems really bad on the part of this judge. I can't think of many better examples of what asylum should be used for.

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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

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    Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death - Times Online



    Wow. I really have to ask what the judge in the hearing was thinking in this instance.
    While I support her and am surprised by the denial of her asylum I can't help but wonder why, with such a horrid fate possibly awaiting her - why did she openly admit to being a Lesbian before asylum or citizenship elsewhere was finalized?

    Perhaps I just don't quite understand how things work over there - but I don't see it being smart to openly offend your country while you're still a citizen there - or could possibly be sent back.

    Once again, I support her and pray for her safety. But she's, also, a bit of a fool who knowingly brought this trouble on herself to make a political statement.
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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death


    I think this was a stupid decision on the part of the judge and I hope the decision is reversed, but I'm left wondering why this actress made such a film, knowing that it put her life at risk should she be deported back to her home country.





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    Re: Iranian actress Kiana Firouz fears film of her life ends in death

    Yes, unfortunately it's just like those 3 who went into Iran - and then everyone's shocked they were arrested and detained.

    there are some things that people know they shouldn't do - and I personally don't feel that people need to be made a martyr to inform others in the world of their situation.
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