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Asylum Seeker's Nationality Type of persecution Most Recent Outcome/Decision (if any)sort ascending Summary
Case #6134 Kenya Female Genital Cutting - Past FGC, Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang)), Women's rights activist/feminist beliefs (non-domestic/familial and non-gang)

The San Francisco Asylum Office granted asylum in 2010 to a Kenyan Kikuyu woman who was subjected to FGC and was gang raped by Mungiki for speaking out against FGC. She did not file within one year of arrival, but the AO waived the bar because she was suffering from PTSD. 

Case #10778 Sudan Race/ethnicity/clan, Political association/activist (including women’s rights activist)/whistleblower

A Virginia Immigration Judge granted asylum to a man from South Sudan. The man's father was a member of the government of Sudan who was jailed for participating in South Sudanese liberation groups. The man's family fled to a refugee camp in Egypt, while he came to the United States. 

Case #15555 El Salvador Gang-related violence, Religious
Case #4928 El Salvador Sexual orientation

An Asylum Office granted asylum to a Salvadoran male who suffered persecution based on sexual orientation. 

Case #11132 Egypt Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)

An Immigration Judge in Honolulu granted asylum to an Egyptian woman who was victim of severe domestic violence. Her husband beat, whipped, and raped her. 

Case #3785 Senegal Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Female Genital Cutting (FGC) / other mutilation, Child/forced marriage

Ms. E.M. is a native of Senegal who arrived in the United States in 2000. She was awarded Cancellation of Removal under VAWA on May 27, 2008 before Judge Schoppert of the New York Immigration Court at 26 Federal Plaza. Ms. E.M���??���?������¢??s claim for asylum was based on the treatment she endured in Senegal on... Read more

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