Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Denmark to deport Iranian who will be lashed and jailed in Iran

Dr. DK:
Ten years in prison and 75 whips of the lash await an Iranian man being deported from Denmark to Iran.

The Danish state has decided to deny asylum to 48-year-old Alae Ghaedi and his family, despite being aware that he will be persecuted on his return to Iran.

During the 1980s and up until 2002 when he applied for asylum in Denmark, Ghaedi was a member of an illegal Iranian opposition group. He has sat in prison over eight years, suffered torture and the Iranian authorities have executed six of his brothers.

The weirdest part of the whole affair though is that his brother in-law has been granted asylum in Denmark, because he is in danger of being persecuted in Iran due to his close relationship to Alae Ghaedi.