Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
6 minute read
23 Aug 2021
7:17 pm

‘I’ll be killed back home’: Home Affairs rejects Yemeni woman’s asylum application

Rorisang Kgosana

Despite threats on her life, SA's Home Affairs department has given Yemeni woman Khadija Nasser till Friday to leave the country.

Khadija Nasser fled Saudi Arabia due to death threats following her vocal feminist and equality views. PICTURE: Supplied

A Yemeni asylum seeker has until Friday to return home, after she was declined an asylum seeker permit by home affairs department, despite the fact that she faces a possible death sentence and has been on the run from her home as a result of death threats against her feminist activism. Khadija Nasser, 28, says she has been publicly receiving death threats on social media for fleeing Saudi Arabia and her criticism of the country’s strict interpretation of Sharia law - an Islamic legal system which maintains a tight leash on women and their rights. The department's decision to deport...