Denmark gives lesbian refugee last-minute reprieve

Denmark’s given a last-minute reprieve to a Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker, announcing a review of her case on the day she was to be sent home.


The Danish Refugee Appeals Board (Flygtningenævnet) on Monday morning said it would review the woman’s case, a process her lawyer Jytte Lindgaard said would take at least three months.

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Lindgaard declined to comment on the decision.

“But I can say generally that the risk that something happens to her is much too great,” she told Denmark’s Ritzau news agency. “She has among other things given lectures on what it is like to be a lesbian asylum seeker.”

Read more at The Local.

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