Pink Panthers Stage Pegah Die-In at British Embassy in Paris
These photos came with a brief report late this evening and I'm more than pleased to see Pegah-related actions happening in the streets Paris, and I'm most proud to share all the multi-media reports coming my way.
It's been a privilege to serve as a conduit of information and images to benefit Pegah, and to be linked to a fabulous alliance of activists, primarily young queer activists from the looks of the people in the photos from Rome and Paris, is an honor for me.
When I look at the LGBT effort to save Pegah from deportation, I see gays coming together in public displays of activism and those staging the actions are in my view practicing "gays without borders." And we're looking out for our brothers and sisters, no matter where they live.
May all the activism for Pegah win her asylum from the British.
From the Pink Panthers:
NO TO THE DEPORTATION OF PEGAH EMAMBAKHSH TO IRAN
The Panthères Roses of Paris (Pink Panthers) demonstrated tonight (monday 27th of august) in front of the english embassy. They are worried and revolted by the threaten of deportation from the UK to Iran of Pegah Emambackhsh.
Identified as a lesbian in Iran, she may be sentenced to death. The english authorities have to measure the responsabilities they can have in the death of Pegah Emambackhsh if her deportation ends by death penalty in Iran.
The times are really repressive now in Iran, and all behaviours considered as immoral are punished by flagellation and hangings. LGBT people are the direct victims of this violence that can lead to death penalty.
We ask the english authorities not to deport Pegah Emambackhsh and to give her asylum, as she has been asking since 2005. We will stay mobilized as long as we won't have the guarantee that Pegah Emambakhsh will be able to stay in total legality and safety in the United Kingdom.