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Tuesday, May 20

Mehdi wins 'leave to remain'

I am just waiting on confirmation for this but I have just heard second-hand that Mehdi Kazemi has been granted asylum. More detail when I get it.

2.30pm: It's confirmed, Mehdi told the ukgaynews website that he had received a letter from the Home Office today to say his asylum request had been granted.

“I am so happy,” he said, adding that he was grateful to all the help he had been given, especially by Simon Hughes MP.

A statement will be issued tomorrow. I am very interested in how the Home Office will explain the grounds!

Updates: all updates - coming in fast now - on this fantastic news are now on


  1. Dr. Ted Baehr20.5.08

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  2. that's good news. I've got to admit I thought it was looking somewhat bleak there earlier on...