Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bid

Gay Saudi journalists detained in Australia after asylum bidTwo gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia after being threatened at home over their relationship have been held for weeks at an immigration detention centre, their lawyer said Wednesday. The couple arrived in Australia in mid-October on tourist visas but was singled out by airport customs officials — then taken into detention — when they admitted plans to seek asylum, lawyer Alison Battisson told AFP. “Australia being very well known for being… a safe place for LGBTI people, they were incredibly surprised and distressed,” she said.

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