Another Asylum Appeal Allowed by First-tier Tribunal

Our leading immigration lawyer Oksana Demyanchuk and her team had more success as the First-tier Tribunal allowed another client’s asylum appeal. 

The client claimed asylum in the UK on the basis that they feared returning to their country of origin due to their political opinion. The client was a support of an opposition in their country of origin. After facing persecution in their country of origin, the client fled to the UK where they claimed asylum. The client then came to Sterling Law for assistance. 

Therefore, the client sought to claim asylum as due to their political opinion. This is one of five categories that may be used to claim refugee status. (The other four being race, religion, nationality, and member of a particular social group.)

This particular client has been very active in his protest against the regime in their country of origin. Due to the client’s political activities, they had been detained several times by the police and eventually imprisoned on fabricated charges! After being released from prison, the client fled to the UK out of fear for their life. 

The application was initially refused by the Home Office. Sterling Law lodged an appeal against the decision. In this case the decision of the Home Office breached the UK’s obligations under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights. 

On the basis of the evidence put forward, as well as expert evidence obtained from a country expert and medical expert, the Judge found that the Appellant’s case was credible and that the Appellant would be at risk on return to his country of origin. Accordingly, the appeal was allowed. 

This result is brilliant news for our client most of all, who can now remain in the UK free from fear of further persecution due to the hard work and thorough preparation of Oksana DemyanchukShould you have any questions regarding claiming asylum in the UK, or would like a free assessment of your particular personal circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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