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.