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Japan grants refugee status to gay woman facing persecution in Uganda

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And it only takes 3 years to produce a result?

In detention for 3 years?

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Well, that’s the total quota for THIS year.

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United States which recently raised its yearly cap to 125,000.

Again, whenever someone says things like America is a racist country or how oppressed they are while living in the US I die inside

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How generous of Japan,meanwhile many European countries and Canada are helping thousands of these people everyday. I don’t even know why this article is in the mainline.

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The Japanese immigration system dragged kicking and screaming into the 1990s.

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Good for Japan. What would have happened to this woman if she'd been returned home is unthinkable.

Uganda sure is a sick and despicable third world nation. Japan must ensure no foreign aid goes there.

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Did they had this girl in the same immigration center as Wishma Sandamali for 3 years?

That's like winning the lottery.

She is alive and got her papers.

Hope she can renew the VISA without being detained again and again every 6 months.

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I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED!!! Japan grants refugee status to gay woman facing persecution in Uganda BUT Japan does not recognize gay marriages! In other words kick me when I am not looking and when I turn around smile as if you didn't do it but you were the only person around. I just don't get it. Ok I do, its a political gesture because being gay in Japan is not going to give he/her she/him any more rights than they had in their own home land except for a right to live!

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kaimycahlToday 08:35 pm JST

being gay in Japan is not going to give he/her she/him any more rights than they had in their own home land except for a right to live!

Did you read what you wrote?

"Except for a right to live" - and not be brutally raped and murdered like many many other lesbian women in Uganda.

In other words, her life was saved by coming here.

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So….what happens in 5 years? Does she reapply again?

If she is recognised as a refugee now why isn’t she granted a permanent residency?

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Girl in Tokyo

The most persecuted in Uganda are gay men, no that what I say matters as you like to refer to me as “Mr 'Man” who is unable to emphasise with women as I am male.

Nobody should be in fear because of their sexuality, any rational person would consider that to be a fact .

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Hard to believe, getting a refugee status is difficult enough in Japan to make it into the national news...

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GAYS in Uganda now face life in prison.

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