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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 September, 2004, 18:39 GMT 19:39 UK
Asylum seeker continues protest
Ali Mohammed
Home Office will not comment on Ali Mohammed's case
An Iranian asylum seeker living in Bradford who has sewn up his ears, eyes and mouth needs psychological support, campaigners have said.

Ali Mohammed, 30, took the action on Saturday 18 September, despite attempts by his friends to stop him after his application was turned down.

He came to Britain around two months ago after being shot in Iran, he claims, for his political beliefs.

An asylum seeker advisor said he hopes he gets good care from his friends.

'Sooner die here'

Ruggie Johnson of Monitoring Group North said: "I hope there is good support surrounding this gentleman so they can ensure their first priority is this man's life."

Friend Farid Kamzy said he would sooner die here rather than take a chance and go back to Iran.

The Home Office has said it cannot comment on individual cases.

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