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Help Hamaseh Tayari

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PLEASE NOTE;  The £2.6k raised for Hamaseh Tayari has been passed on to her.   All additional donations now will be passed on the Scottish Refugee Council.

From The Guardian, 28/1/2017 

Hamaseh Tayari, a UK resident who holds an Iranian passport, has been on holiday in Costa Rica with her boyfriend for the last week. She was due to fly back to Glasgow, where she works as a vet, this morning but was denied entry onto the flight because her flight went via New York and she would need a transit visa, which was revoked.

Tayari, who grew up in Italy, has never experienced anything like this. She says: “This has really shocked me. We just discovered [what Trump did] at the airport when we went to check in. I want people to know that this is not just happening to refugees. I am a graduate and I have a PhD. It has happened to a person who is working and who pays tax.”

Tayari and her boyfriend are trying to find an alternative route home. A flight to Madrid on the 30 January will cost them £2,000 and they’ll still have to find a way from there to Glasgow. “We had been saving for months for this holiday and it will cost me a month’s salary just to get home,” she said.

“I am destroyed. I did not know that I could cry for so long. It feels like the beginning of the end. How this is possible? I am really afraid about what is going on.”


We are still waiting for final confirmation, but we understand that Hamaseh is not stuck, and has been able to find alternative flights.  We are not sure if she is on her way home or not yet.  She has had to find £2, 600 to pay for these alternatives flights.   This is a huge amount of money to her.

Let's stick two fingers up to Trump and help out Hamaseh as a gesture of solidarity.

This Go Fund Me account links via Stripe to the Women for Independence bank account.   We will pass on every penny raised after fees by Stripe and GoFundMe  up to £2,600 to Hamaseh.  Anything raised above that will be passed on to the Scottish Refugee Council in further protest against Trump's policies.  No money will be retained by Women for Independence.


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