Gay Asylum Seekers In Australia Could Be Resettled In Anti-Gay Papua New Guinea

Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea.svgSeptember 26, 2014 – Reported by Towleroad.com – Several gay asylum seekers in Australia who fled persecution in their home countries could be resettled in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison, reports Time.

The asylum seekers are currently being held by Australian immigration on Manus Island in PNG, where they could eventually live permanently.

The Guardian claims to have seen six letters written in Farsi by four gay Iranian men in the detention center which appear to detail persecution in their home country and the fear of being resettled in PNG. The authenticity of the letters has not yet been confirmed…

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