Dutch government returning gay refugee to his death in Iraq


This video says about itself:

9 October 2016

Sarjon, a gay Syrian refugee, reacts to commentary by Donald Trump and Fox News.

From Dutch regional broadcaster NH Nieuws:

Homosexual asylum seeker from Alkmaar must return to Iraq: “I will definitely be killed”

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 07:19

ALKMAAR: Sahir, a homosexual asylum seeker from Iraq living in Alkmaar, will be returned to his country of origin. At the end of 2015, he fled to the Netherlands with his boyfriend. That boyfriend may still remain, but Sahir supposedly is ‘not gay enough’.

At the end of 2015 Sahir and his partner Mushtak fled Iraq, because Mushtak’s brother had violently attacked him after discovering the relationship between Sahir and Mustak. …

The Dutch refugee housing organisation COA sent them together with a number of other homosexual refugees to a joint apartment in the refugee center in the Picassolaan in Alkmaar. There the men felt safe in anticipation of their asylum application.

Bad news

But then Sahir got bad news. After waiting for eighteen months he must return to Iraq. …

Sahir now fears the worst: “I will definitely be killed in Iraq”. …

“The decision was that I’m not a homosexual and that I can live in Iraq,” says Sahir. He suspects that the IND does not believe him because of his appearance. “If men do not wear makeup or nail polish, they are [supposedly] not gay”.

LGBT Asylum Support has launched a petition to request attention for homosexual asylum seekers whom the government threatens to return. Also during the boat parade of Alkmaar Pride on 27 May attention will be paid to this refugee group.

If Sahir, returned forcibly, will not be killed by Iraqi homophobia (which increased disastrously after George W Bush 2003 ‘humanitarian’ regime change invasion of Iraq); then he may well be killed by ISIS (a result of Bush’s invasion), or by Donald Trump‘s, or the Turkish government‘s, or the Dutch government‘s, or other NATO governments’ bombs on Iraq; all of them killing civilians whatever their sexual orientation.

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    Onder de hashtag #nietgaygenoeg voert de steungroep LGBT Asylum Support campagne voor een geschillencommissie waar lesbische, homoseksuele, biseksuele en transgender (LHBT) vluchtelingen een beroep op kunnen doen als de IND hun asielaanvraag heeft afgewezen. De steungroep voor LHBT vluchtelingen heeft daartoe een petitie opgesteld die op 26 juni aan de Tweede Kamer zal worden aangeboden. Volgens de tekst van de petitie worden door de “IND momenteel erg veel asielaanvragen van LHBT asielzoekers afgewezen op basis van summiere en vage argumenten. Na de door de IND genomen beslissing volgt er een erg lange weg van talloze rechtszaken die niet alleen kostbaar zijn maar ook een uitputtingsslag voor kwetsbare asielzoekers. De IND wijkt vrijwel niet af van een genomen beslissing, hoe gay de asielzoeker ook is.” Lees meer:

    http://www.doorbraak.eu/steungroep-streeft-petitie-naar-verblijfsrecht-lhbt-vluchtelingen/

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