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TO: PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL AND AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS

Nima and Ashkan are a gay couple who come from Iran, where being gay can cost you your life. They sought asylum in Australia, but were sent to detention in Nauru, where being gay is also a crime. They've been attacked and beaten, just for being in love.

This kind of treatment is inhumane and unnecessary. Please bring Nima and Ashkan to safety in Australia and halt your cruel detention process. 

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Nima is from Iran and he's gay. Back in Iran, he was attacked and beaten up many times, just for who he is. He wasn't able to go to the authorities or the police about the attacks because being gay is punishable by death in Iran.

That’s why he had to escape. After a long journey, he arrived in Australia two and a half years ago. He told Australian immigration that he's gay, but still, they sent him to detention on the island of Nauru, where being gay is also a crime.

Luckily, he met his partner Ashkan, and they fell in love. But being in Nauru has been terrible. They've been living here as refugees for over a year. They’re afraid to leave the house: when they go outside, they have been violently attacked, just because they're gay. That’s why they need your help.

Australia’s detention system has been internationally condemned, even by the United Nations. Pressure is building - if we can create a huge global outcry, it could get Ashkan and Nima to safety. It could be the first step in stopping Australia’s horrible detention system.

Will you ask Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to get them to safety in Australia? 

Published 4 March 2016

This campaign is being run in conjunction with the Human Rights Law Centre.

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.