Thursday, 1 April 2010

Gay Asylum Seeker Freed

 By Hakeem Babalola

The Pesti Kozponti keruleti Biróság has freed a Cameroonian man who was arrested and detained for possession of false documents. 

Gerard (surname withheld for security reason)  regained his freedom on May 26 2010 when he was freed by Dr. Recskó Victória. 

Mr. Gerard who pleaded guilty to the charge was brought to the court hands and legs chained. 

The 53-year-old Cameroonian claimed to be a year One Mathematics student when her ordeal began in his native country. 

According to his lawyer, Dr. Horváth Peter, Gerard had to escape from prison in his town because they wanted to kill him as a result of his sexual orientation. 

Gerard arrived Hungary in January 2010 and has since claimed asylum for fear of persecution in his country for being homosexual.

Homosexuality is considered improper behavior in most African countries.  In Malawi, gay couple was recently sentenced to 15 years in jail by a court in that country.  

The court had ruled that Steven Monjeza, 26, and his 20-year-old partner Tiwonge  Chimbalanga were guilty of sodomy and indecency. 

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