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Armless man refused visa


Posted on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 | Comment icon 31 comments | News tip by: seeder


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An armless artist was refused entry in to the UK because he wasn't able to provide fingerprints.

Karipbek Kuyukov had planned on attending an anti-nuclear conference in Edinburgh but was unable to do so when he received a letter from the British Consulate in Istanbul telling him that his biometrics were of "poor quality". The UK Home Office has since denied that his visa was declined and explained that it was likely to have been a "miscommunication".

Kuyukov was born in the former Soviet Union in the region of Semipalatinsk, a nuclear testing ground. He learned how to paint by holding the brush between his toes and has spent the last 20 years campaigning for nuclear disarmament.

"A Kazakh artist who was born without arms says he could not get permission to enter the UK last month because he could not give fingerprints."

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Comment icon #22 Posted by Hobbit Feet on 8 May, 2013, 14:09
They need to come up with a variety of ways for ID. A retinal scan would work for this, not for someone who's lost their eyes but I would think it would even work for some blind people. Voice recogniton? That's a little far fetched, I guess. I assume that someday everyones DNA will be on record and encoded into our ID's.
Comment icon #23 Posted by seeder on 8 May, 2013, 16:14
The Police have been known to use EAR PRINTS as evidence, just as good as fingerprints too!! "Ears Could Make Better Unique IDs Than Fingerprints" On a planet hosting 6.7 billion human beings, having proof you’re unique is of tantamount importance. The ear, it turns out, may be the best identification yet. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/11/ears-biometric-identification/ and: "Police are compiling what is believed to be the world's largest computer database of ear prints to be used in the same way as fingerprint evidence in linking suspect... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by DieChecker on 8 May, 2013, 19:24
[indent=1]Would getting an earring or a gage be considered trying to hide your identify?[/indent]
Comment icon #25 Posted by stance on 8 May, 2013, 21:25
I would of sent them a print of my testicles.
Comment icon #26 Posted by seeder on 8 May, 2013, 23:01
they probably need prints at least the size of a finger tho .
Comment icon #27 Posted by Mikko-kun on 9 May, 2013, 9:45
Just plain byrocracy or idiotism to deny visa on this reason in this circumstance. "I must always follow the protocol", using your own sense and initiative comes second, it seems. Talk about systems being masters of the people, not other way around.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Dr.Cricket on 9 May, 2013, 17:58
"has spent the last 20 years campaigning for disarmament". Sorry, but that's funny.
Comment icon #29 Posted by wonderer of mystery 777 on 11 May, 2013, 21:33
thats halarious! no arms... no transportation... no visa for you armless man!
Comment icon #30 Posted by Silver Surfer on 16 May, 2013, 8:57
Sad little britain.
Comment icon #31 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:31
Well...Undoubtable this SUCKS!


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