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LGBT underground railroad 7

LGBT underground railroad 7

Artin, 23, arrived in Turkey 14 in 2007 and was going to Toronto. He was one of about 15 transgender women and 75 gay men at a party in Isfahan, Iran in April 2007 that was busted by morals police. Trans women were separated and jailed, beaten, questioned and humiliated for two weeks. Finally all faced punishments of $1300 fine and 80 lashes. Artin asked for an appeal and fled by train to Kayseri.

Kate Brooks