Gay Yemeni activist facing death threats seeks to stay in Canada

Jun 21, 2013 Full story: CBC News 10

Ala'a Jarban became one of the first openly gay men in Yemen when he posted a blog entry in late May. An internationally known youth activist involved in the 2011 Yemeni revolution is seeking refugee status in Canada after he was inundated with death threats in reaction to a blog posting declaring he was gay.

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“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#1 Jun 21, 2013
I hope he makes it. A couple of years ago on LOGO they did a story on a gay Saudi and he was forced to move to Canada. When he was riding in a car from the airport in, I think, Toronto, he was looking out the window and broke down and wept. I was pretty weepy over it myself. He was so grateful, but so sad for those left behind. What a foul world it is sometimes.

What is so sad that many in this country would LOVE to see intolerance like that become the law of the land. That is sad and scary.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Jun 21, 2013
He is very brave to do this in such a benighted country. I hope Canada offers him a better life.
Wallace

United States

#3 Jun 21, 2013
I hope they get the filthy creep before he escapes to Canada.
Wallace

United States

#4 Jun 21, 2013
Curteese wrote:
What is so sad that many in this country would LOVE to see intolerance like that become the law of the land. That is sad and scary.
I know I would LOVE to see filthy queers treated like the pieces of sh!t they are!

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#5 Jun 21, 2013
So sad and so brave..... To be unable to return to your homeland must be heart-breaking. I'm so glad he's safe and in a tolerant place like Montreal! Bless that Canadian refrugee group as well! Sounds like they're doing good things there!

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

Since: Nov 07

town near Jax, Fl

#6 Jun 21, 2013
Wallace wrote:
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I know I would LOVE to see filthy queers treated like the pieces of sh!t they are!
Bet your daddy had fun with you. Maybe you need a shrink.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Jun 21, 2013
Wallace wrote:
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I know I would LOVE to see filthy queers treated like the pieces of sh!t they are!
I would love to see you telling the truth just once before you die, little liar.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Jun 21, 2013
Wallace wrote:
I hope they get the filthy creep before he escapes to Canada.
How CONVENIENT that you are logged in under so many names, little liar, and can plaster your own posts with smiley icons.'Little Liar paradise', they call it.
Franz

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#9 Jun 21, 2013
Wallace wrote:
I hope they get the filthy creep before he escapes to Canada.
I hope so too!

Go Yemen go!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#10 Jun 21, 2013
Franz wrote:
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I hope so too!
Go Yemen go!
I hope you stop lying, little liar.

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