Austria rejects ‘girlish’ Iraqi asylum seeker

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Austrian officers rejected an Iraqi migrant’s asylum utility as a result of he was too “girlish”, local media say.

The 27-year-old’s claim to be gay was deemed “incredible”, in part due to his behaviour, in step with reviews. He can attraction towards the decision.

It comes just days after Amnesty World criticised Austria’s asylum procedures as “dubious”.

The govt has hit again at the criticism, announcing its asylum officials work appropriately.

In the latest case, the Iraqi asylum seeker was felt to exhibit “stereotypical, in any case over the top ‘girlish’ behaviour (expressions, gestures)”, which appeared pretend, Austria’s Kurier newspaper suggested.

Stated to be an energetic member in local LGBT teams, he’s understood to have fled Iraq in 2015, fearing for his life.

However a spokesman for Austria’s asylum place of job mentioned the verdict had been reviewed, and rejected the accusation it contained any “clich├ęd phrasing” by officers in Styria state, Kurier delivered.

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it is the second one controversial asylum case in contemporary days.

Last week, activists mentioned that an 18-12 months-vintage Afghan asylum seeker had his software rejected because he did not “act or dress” like a gay.

“The inhuman language in asylum claims doesn’t conform with the necessities of a fair, rule-of-legislation procedure,” Amnesty World stated in a report.

Internal Ministry spokesman Christoph Poelzl additionally rejected the accusation officials used “inhuman” language, telling news agency AFP that every one employees who assess asylum claims receive training.

However, the professional curious about the Afghan asylum seeker’s case is not any longer all in favour of assessing programs, he introduced.

Austria is these days run by means of a coalition of the conservative People’s Celebration and the a ways-right Freedom Celebration, which got here to energy following an election dominated by means of Europe’s migrant situation closing year.

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