British government deports gay Afghan refugees to their deaths


This October 2016 video is called Desperate journeys: Afghan asylum seekers in EU could face deportation.

From ANI news agency in India:

Gay Afghans can be deported to their country, only if they pretend to be straight

26th February 2017 04:19 PM

LONDON: Under new British Government guidelines for handling asylum applications, gay Afghans can be deported to their country, but they will have to pretend that they are straight, as homosexuality is illegal in Afghanistan.

The Home Office’s own Afghanistan unit, however, has criticised the guidance, whereas human rights groups have denounced the same, considering it as a violation of international law, as stated in the Guardian.

The document, dated last month, clearly mentions the number of risks the LGBT Afghans face from their families, Afghan laws, and from Taliban insurgents, as homosexuality is considered a taboo in the country.

In the Guardian, from a reaction to the new send-them-back policy:

“We are deeply concerned at the suggestion that the prevalence, especially in the Pashtun community, of the practice of bacha bazi [pederasty] implies an acceptance of certain homosexual conduct,” warns the document, signed by the head of the unit.

“Its occurrence reflects Afghanistan’s inability to deal with child sexual abuse and paedophilia. It should not be associated with consensual homosexuality and attitudes towards this.”

ACTIVISTS prevented a charter flight full of asylum-seekers from leaving Stansted Airport late on Tuesday night in an “unprecedented victory” against mass deportations: here.

Advertisements

24 thoughts on “British government deports gay Afghan refugees to their deaths

  1. Monday 27th February 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    A WOMAN being held in the notorious Yarl’s Wood detention centre fears for her life as she faces deportation to Pakistan tomorrow.

    Zoya Nadeem lives with her mother and two brothers in Sheffield. They fled Pakistan following harassment over her brother Zohaib being gay and her other brother Danyal being profoundly autistic and unable to speak. Homosexuality is illegal in Pakistan.

    Ms Nadeem has been in Britain for 14 months and she has spent half of that time in detention after claiming asylum.

    Friends have organised a campaign for her support in Sheffield and have written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

    Her mother Saida told the Morning Star: “Back at home the fear of persecution is still there. My brothers in Pakistan know about the sexuality of my son. He is in a civil partnership here with a British guy.

    “If we go back they will kill us, but Zoya is being refused permission to stay. Whatever we say, the immigration people are not believing it. They have no compassion, no humanity.”

    Carrie Hedderwick, a member of the campaign supporting Zoya’s appeal for asylum, said: “Things are now critical with the Nadeem family.”

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-fdc7-Woman-in-fear-for-life-faces-deportation#.WLQIkfKbIdU

  2. Pingback: NATO’s ‘new’ Libya, world’s worst child abuse | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Trumps breaks refugee promise to Australia | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: French presidential election campaign | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Jail refugees more harshly, European Union demands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Governments torturing refugees, new report | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Donald Trump’s dangerous warmongering | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

    FIGHTING between Pakistan and Afghanistan escalated over the weekend, with the Pakistani army saying yesterday it has destroyed five Afghan security checkpoints and killed “nearly 50” soldiers.

    The border conflict exploded last week after Islamabad said Afghan security forces fired on Pakistani census workers, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children.

    Afghanistan disputes Pakistan’s version of events and said the claim of checkpoint destruction was “baseless.”

    Only two Afghan police have been killed, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish, though he added that Pakistani forces had harmed others — “mostly civilians.”

    The border runs along the Durand Line, a British invention from 1896 which slices through the homelands of the Pashtun and Baloch ethnic groups.

    The border is considered invalid by many Afghans and clashes along it are not uncommon.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-4236-Pakistani-army-kills-nearly-50-Afghan-troops#.WRDCCGfI8dU

  9. Pingback: For peace, against NATO/Trump, Brussels, 23-25 May | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Dutch government returning gay refugee to his death in Iraq | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Trump deports refugees to Iraq war | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Virgin airlines deports LGBTQ refugees, bad Pride sponsor | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Grenfell Tower solidarity in London | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: British Theresa May breaks promise to Grenfell Tower survivors | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: French Macron attacks refugees | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Amsterdam Pride reclaimed for liberation | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: United States demonstrations against Trump’s transphobia | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: British government persecutes LGBT refugees | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: Donald Trump’s, Tony Blair’s private prisons | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: Trump’s war for profits in Afghanistan | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: Afghan refugee saved from deportation to death | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: British government sends Afghan refugee to death illegally | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: ‘Stop deporting Afghan refugees to death’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s