Saturday, February 27, 2010

Save Bita Ghaedi from being returned to Iran!

Bita Ghaedi
Bita Ghaedi has been on hunger strike for 34 days now since she was refused asylum by the British Government and told she would be deported.
IKWRO have been working to support Bita who faces a severe risk of falling victim to an 'honour' killing if she is returned to Iran. Bita comes from a very traditional family in an area where 'honour' killings are common and where killers are unlikely to face any serious repercussions for their crimes. If deported she will be destitute and unprotected.
Since her arrival in London, she has been imprisoned at Holloway prison and twice detained at the infamous Yarl's Wood. More information here.
Petition to defend Bita Ghaedi:
We, the undersigned ask the UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband to personally intervene to ensure Bita Ghaedi is NOT forced to return to Iran, where it is certain she would be arrested and in physical danger under the current regime.
To add your signature to the petition go here.
(image Steve Merrick via NCADC)

1 comment:

Veni_1 said...

Update: Bita Ghaedi. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

For more information follow @Khoshkeledoc or @TheVeni1 on Twitter Tuesday April 20th. There will be a protest at Heathrow Airport tomorrow at 4 p.m. to protest Bita's deportation.

We will continue our fight through the day tomorrow to stop this inhumane deportation. Stand with us now because the next deportee could be you.