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To: The Dutch Authorities
Petition on behalf of JAMAL TURKMANI - gay asylum seeker in Holland.

We the undersigned respectfully request the Dutch authority to grant asylum to gay activist Jamal Turkmani,
who is at great risk of dying a horrible death if sent back to Lebanon.

Jamal fled Lebanon 5 years ago after his father found out that he was working for a gay organisation.
His father swore that Jamal should die in order to preserve the honour of the family.

If Jamal is deported to Lebanon he wont stand a chance.
Either the family will kill him (the authorities turn a blind eye to honour killings),
or they can have him arrested - as homosexuality is punishable by up to a year in prison.

In prison, it is likely that he will be deprived of vital medication (he suffers from a serious illness),
or he could die at the hands of other inmates.
Even in the Dutch Asylumseeker Detention Centre Jamal was threatened people knew he was gay.
In Lebanon he is also at risk from the police as his brother is a high ranking police official.

The really dreadful aspect of all this is that in Lebanon many people would support his death,
as it is still a homophobic country.

Jamal vs. the Dutch Immigration Services will be tried in court on the 21th of November.
By then we hope to have collected as many signatures as possible to support our view
that JAMAL SHOULD STAY SAFE.

If Jamal wins - we will close this petition,
if Jamal is defeated we will keep this petition open & continue to seek support.
You can contact the friends of Jamal Turkmani at: [email protected]

The Dutch authorities claim that Jamal could live safely in Lebanon, undetected by his family.
As Lebanon is a small country and his family is well connected, we believe that this claim is totally unrealistic.
We therefore urge the Dutch authorities to reconsider their position
and allow Jamal the right to live in Holland and re-build his life in peace and security.

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