Case #26250

Country of Origin: 
Ivory Coast
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - In-law abuse
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation
Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child
Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC
Gender of applicant: 

Case Summary

The asylum office did not grant the asylum application of a woman from the Ivory Coast. The applicant was accused by her mother-in-law of being a witch and causing her husband's death. The applicant got into a dispute with her mother-in-law over who would inherit the deceased husband's home, after which the applicant was beaten by intruders. One of the applicant's daughters was taken by the applicant's in-laws and died after undergoing FGC. The applicant fears her surviving daughter, who remains in the Ivory Coast, will be subjected to FGC. The asylum office decision noted inconsistencies in the applicant's testimony, and also noted that the government arrested the applicant's in-laws and she decided not to press charges against them.

Date Submitted

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 18:13