"There Are No Gays in Iran": But, Ireland’s Sending One Back!

It was reported in the Irish press that Ireland plan to deport an Iranian national back to Iran despite his life being in danger because he is gay. It is reported that “the deputy Iranian Foreign Minister said [in the Irish Parliament] last week that they will ‘not do it from a crane on the back of a lorry anymore but they will still do it.” refering to the execution of gay people that return to Iran’.

Senator Norris, the man that took the case to the European Court of Human Rights to legalise homosexuality in Ireland, said in the Senate “What are we doing and where is the accountability? In the name of the Oireachtas [Irish Parliament], I demand that the practice of deporting a person under those conditions should be ceased immediately.”

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9 responses to “"There Are No Gays in Iran": But, Ireland’s Sending One Back!

  1. essentiallybritish

    I completely agree with you. Homosexuals should never be deported back to Iran.

  2. Robert Donohoe

    Hass, as I have quoted in my post “the deputy Iranian Foreign Minister said [in the Irish Parliament] last week that they will ‘not do it from a crane on the back of a lorry anymore but they will still do it.'”

    He was refering to the execution of gay people.

  3. gayswithoutborders

    Please, can you tell where you have found this information.
    Do you know more ?
    Thank You.

  4. Robert Donohoe

    Hi Gayswithoutborders, It is reported in Today’s ( 10th July 2008 ) edition of the Irish Times http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0710/1215537705814.html

    and raised by the a Senator in the Irish Senate here is a link to the transcript of the albeit small debate. http://debates.oireachtas.ie/DDebate.aspx?F=SEN20080709.XML&Node=122#N122

  5. hass

    No, he was not referring to the execution of gays.
    You’re making that part up yourself.

  6. Robert Donohoe

    What was he refering to?

  7. Pingback: Ireland: “Iranian Will Be Butchered if He Returns” Said David Norris « Gays Without Borders

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