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Mon, Mar. 17th, 2008, 09:11 pm

Edinburgh: Queen Margaret University LGBT Society have arranged a coach to London on Saturday 22nd March for anyone wanting to join the protest in defence of Mehdi Kazemi.  Students and non-students welcome.  Details about the protest below.  For more info on the QMU campaign visit http://qmumehdi.blogspot.com/

On Saturday March 22nd at 2pm Middle East Workers' Solidarity will be staging a protest opposite Downing Street in defence of Mehdi Kazemi, a gay Iranian asylum seeker who the British government plans to send back to Iran on the grounds that if gay Iranians are "discreet about their sexuality", they will not get in trouble.

In fact, Mehdi Kazemi's boyfriend in Iran has already been executed for being gay, and the regime knows about Mehdi Kazemi and will likely kill him if he returns. We are demonstrating to demand that he should not be sent to his death in Iran, and that he should be allowed to stay in Britain if he so chooses.

Middle East Workers' Solidarity

cross-posted to refugeenews