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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #10703 Mongolia Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Feb 07, 2013 (Asylum Office)

A Mongolian survivor of domestic violence from her husband was granted asylum based upon political opinion and membership in a particular social group.

Case #6841 Tajikistan Jun 03, 2011 (Immigration Judge)

A 53 year old Uzbek-born woman with Tajik citizenship was subjected to extreme violence and persecution in Tajikistan for rejecting the Muslim religion for the Bahai faith, as well as defying the traditional stereotypes of a conservative Tajik woman. Because she was born in Uzbekistan, she was also singled out for violence and harassment as a scapegoat for the poor living conditions in... Read more

Case #7484 Honduras Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) May 19, 2011 (Immigration Judge)

Ms. AB, a woman from Honduras, was kidnapped by a member of the military when she was a teenager. For over two and a half decades, she was emotionally, verbally, physically, and sexually abused by her captor. He frequently told her she was his property and that she would never see her family again. Each of the children she bore from him was a product of rape. Her batterer also abused the... Read more

Case #288 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Jan 01, 2011 (Immigration Judge)

The applicant was raised in a small farming community, and she got married when she was sixteen years old. She and her husband had two children together. Her husband would physically and mentally abuse her. When the beatings were too severe, she would flee to her parents' home for safety. Her husband's family would threaten her. The applicant brought charges against her husband but the court... Read more

Case #6354 Ireland Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Oct 01, 2009 (Immigration Judge)
Case #6396 El Salvador Sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status Sep 23, 2009 (Immigration Judge)
Case #3532 Mali Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC Apr 30, 2007 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

BIA on February 4, 2008 An IJ had granted asylum to Malian parents who feared that their U.S. citizen daughters would be subjected to FGC. The DHS appealed the decision and the BIA upheld the IJ under Abay v. Ashcroft. The BIA found that the mother's past FGC, in addition to the prevalence of FGC in Mali, and the fact that no laws had been passed to outlaw the practice showed that the parents... Read more

Case #2875 Kenya Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Child/forced marriage Apr 15, 2007 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on April 15, 2007. Applicant was a Kenyan woman from Rift Valley. She was a member of the Luo tribe. She underwent FGC when she was about 8 years old. She had 2 daughters, one of whom was nearing the age for the procedure to be performed. She was opposed to FGC. She was also married to a man who was opposed to it, and in general, seemed to be more open-minded than... Read more

Case #4954 Mexico Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Apr 07, 2007 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on April 7, 2007. Applicant was a Mexican woman who, at eighteen years old, entered in a relationship with an older Mexican doctor. Shortly after, he began to beat her and tried to isolate her from friends and family. He repeatedly beat her during her pregnancies. He threatened to kill her if she ever left, putting a pistol to her head on several occasions. He... Read more

Case #3163 Uganda Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Child/forced marriage Jan 24, 2007 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted asylum on January 24, 2007. The applicant was a female from Uganda. Her parents sold her into an arranged marriage. When she showed signs of resistance to this arrangement they beat her. They also took her to a tribal elder for FGC. Finally, they allowed the male to whom she was promised come to the house to sexually assault her. On one occasion they arranged for this man to kidnap... Read more

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