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My name is yosra. I am from libya,35years old and i am a employed. I have a big problem in my life pushing me sometimes to think about suicide. My parents are pushing me to marry a Man . They dont know that i am a lesbian , they will beat me and kill me , there is no low will save me from any harm no one will help me one one will defend me for been this way . But the problem if i say i am lesbian or say no to the man i will be beating till i die. I am asking you for help so i can come to germany,learn german and then get a work in have work experience from a very different job in a high level, i wish to live my life feel safe feel the freedom. Hope i can get some help from you
Thanks in advance
asked Dec 5, 2018 in Asylum proceedings by Yosrinko

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Dear @Yosrinko, Yosra, 

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your situation and moved by what you shared here with the community. 

It must have taken you a lot of courage to write these words and seek support. Please know that I'm listening - I hear you and I'm trying to help. 

May I ask you, is there any person in your close circle who you feel comfortable talking to? Have you shared this information with any of your friends or a family member? 

Although in these situations it often seems like everything is hopeless, there are ways that can help you, even in small steps. 

Being persecuted on the grounds of your sexual orientation is a reason for claiming protection in Germany. Therefore, you can apply for asylum based on the fear of being persecuted (as you explained above, that you fear for your life and that your country isn't safe for you). 

I will link our asylum law expert @Nilab here as well, she might have a few more insights to help you in your situation dear Yosra. Also, I will do some more research on your situation. Maybe it would help to contact the German Lesbian and Gay Federation: https://www.lsvd.de/ziele/buergerrechte/lsvd-the-lesbian-and-gay-federation-in-germany.html (click on "Kontakt" to write a message/ Nachricht). 

Please don't give up hope. 

Talk to you soon, 

Isa

answered Dec 11, 2018 by Isa
Dear @Yosrinko, I am verysorry to hear about all this! After doing some research the best would be to reach out to the UNHRC in Libya: Street Address: UNHCR, Almawashi Road, Next to Algheiran Aljanobia School, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya Mailing Address: P.O.Box 80708, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya, Tripoli, Libya Telephone: + 218 21 489 7944 Facsimile: + 218 21 489 7945 Email: LBYTR@UNHCR.ORG They assist in regulations in such cases as yours, the best way would an appointment or a phone call with a female person. If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to reach out to us in the community. Best regards, Nilab
Dear Nilab ,Thanks for your support but to go and reach UNHRC in Libya: Street Address: UNHCR, Almawashi Road, Next to Algheiran Aljanobia School, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya Mailing Address: P.O.Box 80708, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya, Tripoli, Libya Telephone: + 218 21 489 7944 Facsimile: + 218 21 489 7945 Email: LBYTR@UNHCR.ORG They assist  in Libya it's possible for me to do and the reasons are the employees are Libyans and i know people working there and they judge you and they will talk about my case that's for sure and i may get arrested for been lesbian and that i can't recommend if you address me to any other UNHRC out of Libya not in Arabic countries i will go and have no fears i need your help in that .
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