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August 17, 2010

My name is Estelle and I am an Asylum Seeker whose claim has been rejected. It’s a complicated story, but I have lost all my appeals because – I can’t prove I am a Lesbian.

My parents died when I was in my teens and my uncle took in me and my brothers.

I was seeing someone who I didn’t know was married to a man in the police. We were found by her husband one day, and I was arrested. In the prison cell, ‘to prove I was a woman’ I was raped, and tortured. My uncle paid a bribe to get me released, and because we heard the police man knew where I lived, he took to my grandmother’s village to keep me safe. I became pregnant because of the rape.

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