Samira Ghorbani Danesh, Iranian Lesbian, Told To Hide Identity After Being Denied German Asylum

07/07/2012 06:30 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
  • Silke Mülherr Die Welt/Worldcrunch

BAYREUTH - One of her last memories of Iran is a noisy party. It was back in 2009, and some 50 young people had gathered in a Tehran apartment. "We were happy, a lot of us were dancing," says Samira Ghorbani Danesh, now 24.

But that same party --or more specifically the guests at the party, gay men and lesbians-- has a lot to do with why Samira no longer lives in Tehran, why she fled to Germany.

Samira now lives in a home for women in northern Bavaria, terrified that German authorities will soon send her back to Iran where she never wants to set foot again.

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