Pegah Emambakhsh is an Iranian lesbian. She became a refugee in the United Kingdom in 2005 to escape Iranian prosecution against homosexuality, after her partner was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death by stoning. At first, her asylum demand was refused by the UK government. Emambakhsh was arrested on 13 August 2007 by the UK authorities in Sheffield. Her deportation to Teheran was planned for the 28 August. After a campaign and a protest involving several homosexual and human rights organizations like Amnesty International, Emambakhsh was freed on 11 September.
On 7 March 2008 it was reported  that Pegah Emambakhsh was at risk of being deported to Iran after losing the latest round in her battle to be granted asylum. If this happened, then she faced a possible death penalty, on the grounds of her sexual orientation.
Pegah is also mother of two children.
Pegah was granted asylum on 11 February 2009. 
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