By Sarah Bruce……Daily Mail-Online……24th October 2011
- Was smuggled into Dover on a lorry in 2005
- Lord Glennie: ‘He had integrated well within the Glasgow community’
A failed asylum seeker who has dodged deportation from Britain for nearly a decade has been told he can stay – because he goes to the gym.
Amir Beheshti, 40, has been trying to get refugee status for seven years, but was repeatedly turned down by the courts, who ruled he would not suffer if he returned to his home country Iran.
But he has now told judges he has a private life that involves going for work-outs with his friends – which means his human rights would be violated if he was deported.
The controversial legal ruling by Scotland’s Court of Session means he will be allowed to continue living rent-free in his publicly funded flat and claiming a weekly allowance.