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Is the UK government doing enough for LGBTI refugees?

Is the UK government doing enough for LGBTI refugees?

News, Politics
As Europe faces the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, the Home Office needs better evaluations of LGBTI asylum seekers cases. Many refugees are rejected because of poor standards in decision making. Charles, a refugee from West Africa, entered the United Kingdom with the greatest of expectations. Finally he had reached a land where he would be free to express his sexuality. But when his appeal at the Home Office was rejected, he ended up detained in an immigration centre where he attempted to kill himself three times. Charles tells his story during an evening discussion at Amnesty International in London. He is just one of many refugees fleeing their country in the hope of a better life, only to have their lives turned completely upside down. One day they are a