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Political Reasons Block US Asylum for Gay Saudi Diplomat #Saudi #KSA #gcc

Political Reasons Block US Asylum for Gay Saudi Diplomat #Saudi #KSA #gcc

A gay Saudi diplomat has been denied US asylum in what observers believe is a political move. Arab news website Rasheed’s World quotes a Saudi dissident living in Washington DC Ali al-Ahmed : “This was a political decision by the Obama administration, who are afraid of upsetting the Saudis. His initial interview with [the Department for Homeland Security (DHS)] was very positive, but then they came back and grilled him for two days after they found out that he had worked in the public prosecutor’s office in Saudi Arabia.” “He had been an inspector to make sure that judicial punishments, such as lashings, were carried out within the law—not more, not less. They then accused him of participating in a form of torture,” explained Ahmed. Ali Ahmed Asseri was the first secretary of the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles. It was reported last year that he told US officials that his d...

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