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Trouble in Malaysia

Hey LS,

This is kind of a long story but, my dear friend Robyn Malter in Kuala Lampur is in a bit of a bind and I wondered if anyone had any ideas.

Her Fiancé is Iranian and has been held at the airport for the past three weeks because he did not have a return ticket upon his recent arrival.

At the moment they are threatening to deport him to Iran where he would have to serve 2 years in the military and they would not be able to marry.

Kind of nuts right?

If you have any ideas on who to contact in Malaysia, it would be very helpful. Fixers? She’s made pretty good strides so far but I think is fighting what may be a losing battle.

Sorry for bothering you about it, but I thought the LS community might have some suggestions.

Best,
Nick

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by Nick Weissman at 2012-09-09 15:29:09 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi Nick,
Ebrahim here from Malaysia, as far as i know, maybe u can communicate with ministry foreign affair and immigration department

by Ebrahim Harris | 09 Sep 2012 16:09 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | | Report spam→
Usually you can buy tickets to other destinations in the transit zone.

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 09 Sep 2012 17:09 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
She should be able to buy a cheap online ticket to any nearby destination. Honestly, this sounds like one of those “there’s a bunch of stuff she (or he) is not telling us” situations.

Just my 2c

Tobie

by BignoseTW | 10 Sep 2012 10:09 | Taipei, Taiwan | | Report spam→
Apparently they have already placed a suggested deportation stamp on his passport.

by Nick Weissman | 10 Sep 2012 14:09 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
I agree with all the comments so far, but if nothing works, do this; try to find out if there are any organizations of Persian/Iranian expats around. Iranians seem to get around, and as they are often educated people, a few of them always seem to wind up as lawyers in whatever country they settle in. Since most of them seem to have come from pro-Shah families, they have no love for the Islamic Republic, and would probably enjoy jamming a boot up it’s ass. So network around. Don’t know anybody in Malaysia, but it might be worth a shot if all else fails.

by John Louis Lassen Perry | 10 Sep 2012 17:09 | Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Nick Weissman, Visual Journalist Nick Weissman
Visual Journalist
(Weissman Studio)
Brooklyn , United States ( JFK )
Ebrahim Harris, video journalist/fixer Ebrahim Harris
video journalist/fixer
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Tom Van Cakenberghe, Tom Van Cakenberghe
Kathmandu , Nepal
BignoseTW, Videographer/Photographer BignoseTW
Videographer/Photographer
(Tobie Openshaw)
Taipei , Taiwan
John Louis Lassen Perry, Photoanthropologist John Louis Lassen Perry
Photoanthropologist
Califon, New Jersey , United States


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