among which the fact that she cannot prove she is a lesbian.
The “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” protects those who are persecuted because of their diversity without them having to prove it. Homosexuality is a state that exists at the moment it is perceived or merely declared by a human being. Asking for proof of such inclination is a violation of human rights.
Even the State of Israel took in Jewish refugees from the Holocaust on the mere basis of their declarations. Many of them were without identification papers. This is the only way to respect human rights. The alternative would be the humiliating demonstration of one’s sexual preferences, pointless clinical and psychological testing and inquisitorial procedures damaging to a person’s
privacy and human dignity.
The EveryOne group firmly requests that Pegah Emambakhsh, Jasmine K and all the other people persecuted for their homosexuality be taken in as refugees by countries that consider themselves civilized and safeguarded from the effects of intolerance.
For the the EveryOne Group: Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro, Ahmad Rafat,
Dario Picciau, Steed Gamero, Rami Lavitzky
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IRanian Queer Organization – IRQO
Formerly Persian Gay & Lesbian Organization – PGLO