The Italian government’s sure feeling generous.
Prime Minister Romano Prodi and equal opportunity minister Barbara Pollastrini both agreed that Italy will grant Pegah Emambakhsh asylum. The British government arrested Emambakhsh (pictured, blurrily) earlier this month and planned on sending her back to Iran, a decision that sparked international outrage.
If sent home, the young lesbian would have been stoned and lashed for her lesbian ways. Now she gets an entire nation full of fine, Italian women.
A much better face, to be sure.