Lesbian Woman in UK Faces Deportation to Iran – and Possible Stoning

Pegah Emambakhsh is an Iranian woman who sought asylum in the UK in 2005. Her claim failed. She was arrested in Sheffield and is being held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre pending deportation on Tuesday 28 August 2007 at 21.35 on British Airways flight BA6633 to Iran. If returned to Iran, Pegah faces imprisonment and possibly stoning to death. Her crime in Iran is her sexual orientation – she was in a relationship with another woman.






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