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2007年8月28日 (火)

イギリス内務大臣あての要請文(英文)です

8月28日イギリス時間午後6時現在、新しいニュースは入ってきていません。

今日のイギリスでのアクションの結果(国会議員と支援者の打ち合わせとそれを受けての国会議員の入管への働きかけ、弁護団の控訴要請)は、知らせが入り次第このブログにアップします。

今、皆さんにお願いしたいことは、ペガーさんがイギリスへの亡命、国内滞在を認められるまで、イギリス内務大臣あてにメッセージを送ることです。メッセージが多ければ多いほど、この件に対し日本を含む国際的な注目が集まっているということで、イギリス内務省も非人道的な決断がしにくくなります。

また、ブログ、口コミなどでペガーさんの一件、今回のアクションのことについてできるだけ多くの人に広めてください。

イギリス内務大臣あての英文の要請文を下記に公開・添付いたします。この文書にみなさまの署名を添えて、下記宛先までファックスまたはEメールにてお送りください。

海外からの山のようなファックスは、国際社会がこの件に対し黙っていないということの証となり、非常に影響力があります。出勤したらファックスが、わっさー! と届いていたということで、内務省職員のみなさんをビックリさせちゃいましょう!

みなさまのご協力をお願いいたします。

Fax: Home Secretary's General Office
020 7035 3262  
+44 20 7035 3262(イギリス国外からの場合)

E-mail: smithjj@parliament.uk
homesecretary.submissions@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

※お手数をおかけしますが、ファックスを送った場合は以下のメアド宛にご連絡ください。
Contact : pegahletters@mac.com(英語) 

(8月28日追記)

日本語で連絡したい方は pega_must_stay@yahoo.co.jp のアドレスまでご連絡いただければ、こちらから英語にして転送しておきます。(「FAX送りました」の件名でお願いします。)また、すでにファックスを送ったが連絡はしていないという方は、こちらまでご一報いただけると幸いです。よろしくお願いします。

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Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP
Home Secretary
Home Office
2 Marsham St
London SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom


Dear Home Secretary,

Appeal for lifting the order for deportation and granting asylum for an Iranian lesbian, Pegah Emambakhsh

(Home Office Reference Number: B1191057)

The United Kingdom is violating all the international Conventions deciding to repatriate Pegah Emambakhsh to Iran, where she's condemned to death because of her homosexuality. Pegah Emambakhsh is an Iranian lesbian of forty years, escaped from her country where, forced to the wedding by the family, she was having a story of love with a woman. In 2005, in order to avoid the persecution, with great courage and risking her life she's escaped to the United Kingdom asking for asylum.

Even if the United Kingdom undersigned the convention that protect homosexual refugees to the risk of persecution by their native land, the asylum has been denied. But it's not all: she has been emprisoned and condemned to the deportation and not just pushed out over the frontier: she's going to be deported to the death.

In different parts of the world, in Italy and the States to name a few, many individuals and groups have promoted an appeal for the protection of the human rights of Pegah Emambakhsh. A big people's movement in favour of the life of Pegah and the rights of refugees has been created internationally. Despite thousands of letters and protests by many people all over the world including Italian and European political authorities, intellectuals, activists from around the world, and experts of international rights, the United Kingdom government is still holding to its decision to deport Pegah and not granting her asylum status. In the meanwhile the international movement for the life of Pegah grows and the protests are multiplying.

Pegah Emambakhsh is now in the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre near Sheffield. Her asylum claim has been denied with inconsistent statements, including the fact that there is no proof of her homosexuality. In Germany too, a young lesbian woman, Jasmine K. requested political asylum, but she too was turned down by the authorities for the same insubstantial reason: she cannot prove she is a lesbian.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees protect those who are persecuted because of their diversity without them having to prove it. Homosexuality is an inclination that exists at the moment it is perceived or merely declared by a human being. Asking for proof of such inclination is a violation of human rights. 

The State of Israel took in Jewish refugees from the Holocaust on the mere basis of their declarations. Many of them were without identification papers. This is the only way to respect human rights. The alternative would be the humiliating demonstration of one’s sexual preferences, pointless clinical and psychological testing and inquisitorial procedures damaging to a person’s privacy and human dignity.

We firmly request that Pegah Emambakhsh, Jasmine K and all the other people persecuted for their homosexuality be taken in as refugees by countries that consider themselves civilized and safeguarded from the effects of intolerance.

The United Kingdom is well-known for her respect for diversity and commitment to human rights and a member state for United Nations Human Rights Council which is commited to the protection and promotion of human rights of all. In addition, as exemplified by the introduction of Civil Partnerships Bill(2004) and Equality Acts(2006), the United Kingdom has one of the most progressive policies regarding the protection of human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We would strongly ask you to apply your strong commitment to human rights to this case. We request that the decision for deportation for Pegah be reversed and welcome your compassionate action to grant her asylum status.

Yours sincerely,

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