Friday, March 14, 2008
Iranian Teen, Part 2
British authorities have halted the extradition of Mehdi Kazemi, the gay Iranian teen that faces execution if sent back to Iran, while the case is reviewed. Kazemi requested asylum in the UK, but when his application was turned down, he fled to the Netherlands. Dutch authorities examined his case and decided to send him back to the UK. Why has the US not weighed in on this injustice? Why doesn't Condi or George W. express outrage? Who knows. By the way, I haven't heard any of the presidential candidates make a statement either. Is it that the US does not really care? Maybe it's too controversial? Well, I'm sure there are plenty of Americans, as well as others around the world, expressing their disgust!