Austria rejects Afghan's asylum bid because he 'did not act or dress gay'

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Teenager fearing persecution has claim rejected as official did not believe he was gay

An Afghan teenager who said he feared being persecuted in his home country for being gay has had his asylum application rejected by Austria after an official said he did not “walk, act or dress” like a gay man, according to reports.

An official in Lower Austria found no grounds for fear of persecution based on the sexual orientation of the 18-year-old, the Falter newspaper reported.

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