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

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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.

Read the whole story at Die Welt/Worldcrunch

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