Prevented from marrying the person of one’s choice

Type of persecution

Case #28094

The asylum officer did not grant asylum to applicants, a husband and wife, from Turkey. Husband is a "non-believer" and has experienced past persecution for that reason. Wife is Sunni and her father, once he found out that they were married, threatened to kill both of them should they return to Turkey. The applicant proposed asylum based on religion, as non-believers.

Turkey Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence), Domestic violence - Child abuse, Domestic violence - In-law abuse, Marriage-related harms or honor violence, Prevented from marrying the person of one’s choice, Honor killing or violence, Religious

Case #10693

A Portland Immigration Judge granted asylum to an unmarried man from Morocco who was persecuted for having a relationship with an unmarried woman. The man was persecuted by the woman's family.  

Morocco Honor killing or violence, Prevented from marrying the person of one’s choice