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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #3163 Uganda Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Child/forced marriage Jan 01, 2007 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

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

Case #4314 Ivory Coast Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self, Child/forced marriage, Polygamy Dec 27, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on December 27, 2006. Applicant was a citizen of the Ivory Coast of Doula Malenke Muslin background. She had an urban upbringing and came from a middle/upper class environment. Her father arranged her marriage with a man 20 years her senior, and she would have been his third wife. Upon her marriage, she would have to undergo female genital cutting. Despite her... Read more

Case #3823 Guatemala Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence) Dec 20, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted asylum on December 20, 2006.

Guatemalan woman who was subjected to severe physical, mental, and emotional abuse by her husband. Her case was very similar to R-A-.

CGRS has human rights documentation.

Case #4460 Nicaragua Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Dec 06, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

The applicant was a Nicaraguan woman who was severely abused emotionally, physically and sexually by her husband. She sought police protection on at least four occasions, but the police failed to take any action to protect her. She claimed to be a member of the particular social group of "Nicaraguan women who are physically, emotionally and sexually abused by their husbands and who seek but... Read more

Case #3859 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Dec 02, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

A San Francisco IJ granted asylum on December 2, 2006 to a Salvadoran man who had been persecuted during the civil war, and who had suffered severe threats - to himself and his daughter - from gang members. The gang, La Cuchillada, broke into the family's home and robbed them. The father went to the police and the D.A. to report the crime several times, but nothing was ever done. After gang... Read more

Case #4616 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Nov 30, 2006 (Board of Immigration Appeals)

Female applicant from El Salvador who was raped and threatened by gang members when she refused to join the gang. BIA upheld IJ denial on November, 30 2006. The BIA relied on Castro-Perez v. Gonzales, 409 F.3d 1069 (9th Cir. 2005) to conclude that respondent had failed to show that the government of El Salvador was unwilling and unable to protect her. She also failed to demonstrate government... Read more

Case #4541 Guatemala Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Nov 14, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

IJ granted asylum on November 14, 2006.

Applicant was a woman from Guatemala who was harassed and threatened by gang members. On several occasions gang members threatened to kill her and even held a knife to her neck. The woman went to the police seeking protection; they took her statement, but took no further action. She quit her job and started working from home and hardly ever left... Read more

Case #4483 El Salvador Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)) Nov 08, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum Officer granted asylum on November 11, 2006. Applicant had family members in the military in El Salvador. She was stalked by a member of the guerrilla. He came to her home, knocked her unconscious and raped her. He threatened to kill her if she refused to be with him. He killed her fiance and her sister's husband. She tried to relocate on several occasions within El Salvador, but he... Read more

Case #3965 Kenya Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting - Fears FGC to a child, Female Genital Cutting - Fears Future FGC to self Oct 20, 2006 (Asylum Office)

Asylum officer granted asylum on October 10, 2006 to a Kenyan woman who fled to the United States with her daughters for fear of female genital cutting to herself and her children. She had been subjected to domestic violence and marital rape due to her resistance to female genital cutting.

Case #3526 Uzbekistan Trafficking (sexual and labor) Sep 20, 2006 (Immigration Judge)

Following a denial by the Asylum Office, an IJ granted asylum on September 20, 2006. Applicant was an ethnic Russian who grew up in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and lived most of her life in the latter. Since the ethnically distinct republics became independent after the fall of communism, ethnic Russians have been targets of xenophobia and discrimination. Women have particularly been targeted... Read more

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