Lesbian filmmaker "faces death" in Iran

Published: May 14, 2010

Lesbian filmmaker "faces death" in Iran

Out lesbian filmmaker, actress and LGBT activist Kiana Firouz has been refused asylum in the UK and fears she’ll face the death penalty when sent back to her homeland.

Respected alternative culture magazine Coilhouse tells Firouz’ story: “When clips of her video documentary work featuring the struggle and persecution of gays and lesbians in her country were acquired by Iranian intelligence, agents began to follow Firouz around Tehran, harassing and intimidating her. She fled for England where she could safely continue her work and studies.”

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