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Merhan Karimi Nasseri

Merhan Karimi NasseriBorn: c. 1950
Birthplace: Soleiman, Iran

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Victim

Nationality: Iran
Executive summary: Trapped at De Gaulle Airport since 1988

Expelled by the Shah of Iran in 1977, Nasseri landed at De Gaulle International Airport in 1988 without any manner of documentation whatsoever. He subsisted first on donations from individuals, but after two films were made of his plight, Tombes du Ciel in 1993 and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal in 2004, royalties have given Nasseri a $250,000 nest egg. He remains trapped at the airport, adding to his eight-thousand page diary -- in all likelihood a drab read.

Father: (Iranian)
Mother: (British)

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