A friend testified at the inquest that Nasseri was in panic after learning that his asylum application had been denied.
“I saw him two weeks before he died. He was very upset. He said he wanted to kill himself. He said he had bought a gun to kill himself,” his friend, Nader Ashkani, also from Iran, testified.
Another case is that of a 25 year old Algerian who is also facing deportation. The man, identified by Outrage as Saad B, has lived in the UK since he was 15. He has a good job and a domestic partner.
He and his partner, Matthew Skelly, were planning to register with Britain's domestic partner registry when it begins in December.
But, Saad’s asylum application has been rejected. All his appeals have been turned down – despite the fact that he has lived his entire adult life in the UK.
He is scheduled to be deported just weeks before the registry opens - but, if he were already registered, he would be considered a "spouse" and entitled to live in the UK.
“I fear for my safety and mental well-being if I am sent back to Algeria,” he said. Like Iran and most other Islamic states, Algeria practices Sharia law which calls for death for homosexuals.