Mehdi Kazemi, 19, faces what many believe to be a life or death decision in the Netherlands for the gay Iranian teen.
Kazemi traveled to London in 2005 from Iran and applied for asylum in Britain after learning that his lover in Iran had been executed for sodomy. This highlights the danger for gays in Iran, as well as how gay asylum seekers are often left with little or no help.
Kazemi's application was rejected by British authorities. He then fled to Europe to apply for asylum in the Netherlands, where authorities are sometimes more open to helping Iranian gays. However, because Kazemi had already been rejected for asylum in Britain, the Dutch government is refusing to consider his case and insists he must be sent back to Britain.