Our client worked in the Police Force for several years. He was involved in investigating cases against a number of high profile individuals as well as arrests of police officers who had links to organised crime and the Mafia. After one of such investigations, our client had been attacked on his way home. Then, his home had been broken into. Later on, our client found out that the person in whose arrest he was involved had been released from prison without charge. After that, the police unit our client had worked in had subsequently been closed down.
As a result of these activities, our client left his country of origin, where he would likely to face arrest and ill-treatment. Obtaining a visa, he arrived in the UK and claimed asylum. After arrival to the UK, our client even received a summons notifying him of criminal proceedings against him.
However, the Home Office refused his asylum claim stating that many facts are speculative and our client:
Had failed to show a sustained or systemic failure in State protection on the part of the authorities in his country of origin if he were to be returned.
It was at this point that the client approached Sterling Law and, due to the work of Oksana Demyanchuk and her team, sufficient evidence was provided to convince the Judge that:
the State in the country of origin would not be able to provide adequate protection to the appellant.
Thus, the Judge found that our client has a well-founded fear of persecution in his country of origin and:
his removal would cause the United Kingdom to be in breach of its obligations under Qualification Rules and under the 1950 Convention.
The Appeal was allowed and our client obtained refugee status in the UK.
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