Home Office rejects asylum claim by man who got death threats in Morocco, where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in jail

A gay Moroccan who is HIV-positive is facing deportation from the UK after his claim for asylum was rejected, despite homosexuality being punishable by up to three years in jail in the north African nation.

Abderrahim, 25, sought asylum in May after being the subject of verbal abuse and death threats because of his sexual orientation. The Home Office has rejected his application and his appeal was dismissed by a first-tier tribunal judge earlier this month.

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