THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — There is no English news account of the apparent decision by the Danish asylum panel and I’m working from Danish-to-English translations. Apparently there is good news. First the back story from my earlier report:
Fernanda Milan left Guatemala after a police officer held a gun to her head threatening to kill her if she didn’t stop her advocacy work. While it is not clear how she ended up in Denmark, but the organization LGBT-Denmark is providing the Danish asylum panel with evidence of the circumstances in Guatemala. Milan says she fears torture and death if she was to return.
Since that story, I was told that a decision was already made to send Milan back home. However, trans and LGBT advocates were working to get the Danish asylum panel to reopen the decision. Apparently this effort has succeeded.
Here’s a summary of the English translation of an article posted Sept. 23, 2012 on LGBT Demark’s website: http://www.lgbt.dk/111/?tx_ttnews[year]=2012&tx_ttnews[month]=09&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3487&cHash=4d54e9bbb6,
“It is a happy decision, and the only right decision,” says Søren Laursen [LGBT advocate]. “It is my view that Fernanda throughout the case has been improperly treated.
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