A SEX beast has dodged deportation after claiming a tattoo of a cross proves his conversion to Christianity.
The 42-year-old, known as MM, says he’d be killed for deserting Islam if sent back to Iran.
A man dodged deportation thanks to an inked cross after losing his original asylum claim in 2010[/caption]
He lost his original asylum claim in 2010.
Legal papers reveal the Home Office won a court order to kick him out when he was convicted of sex assaults and jailed for 7½ years in 2016.
MM, a married dad of two, made a new asylum bid in 2020. He said he had started going to church, been baptised and got the inking.
A tribunal granted his appeal on human rights grounds. Despite branding MM a danger to the community, a judge ruled he was genuinely committed to the Christian faith.
Whitehall officials are battling to overturn the ruling with a fresh hearing set to be held this year.
UK courts have heard from hundreds of asylum seekers who claim to have converted to Christianity in a bid to stay.
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Current laws allow them to remain here for five years if they can prove they are unable to live in their home country without fear of persecution.
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