The Spanish Refugees Aid Commission (CEAR) has published its 2017 data, indicating that Spain has accepted 595 asylum applications, almost twice the number of what was accepted in 2016 (355). According to CEAR, Palestinians, Eritreans and Moroccans are the most to seek asylum in the country. From 595 requests, 55 were granted to Moroccans. "The vast majority was related to the sexual orientation of the applicants," reports the news agency EFE. Betty Lachgar from the Alternative Movement for Individual Liberties (MALI), explained that the choice of Moroccan LGBTs to turn to Spain "is due to the fact that it is geographically close to Morocco and it is a gay-friendly country".
March 23 / Yamiladi