Australia Denies Asylum for "Gay" Man
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 25 2010 11:25 PM ET
Australia’s High Court has blocked asylum for a Pakistani man who says he fears persecution in his home country because of his homosexuality, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The court sided with the country's Refugee Review Tribunal, which ruled earlier that it wasn’t sure that the man was in fact gay.
The 44-year-old Pakistani man, identified only as SZMDS, arrived in Australia in 2007 after living in the United Arab Emirates. Although he was married to a Pakistani woman, he claimed he had developed an attraction to other men.
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