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Australia-bound LGBTIQ+ ‘rights defender’ detained in Lebanon, Amnesty says

A refugee bound for Australia has been arrested in Lebanon two days before they were due to depart the country, Amnesty said.

The 25-year-old, who identifies as a non-binary lesbian, is a vocal queer and women’s rights defender and was granted a humanitarian visa.

They face persecution if sent back to their home country of Jordan, Amnesty International Australia said.

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