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Case Name: AB v Secretary of State for the Home Department
Site Name: United Kingdom
Primary Language: English
Date Decided: Feb 5, 2013
Court: Outer House, Court of Session
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Country of Origin: Iran
Concepts: Causation; Mixed motives; Nexus to Convention ground; Persecution; Sexual orientation
Hathaway Numbers: 4.0, 5.0, 5.5.2
Case Summary: Gay male who has suffered a breakdown struggling to come to terms with his sexuality and fears persecution if returned to Iran. 
Additional Factual Information: N/A 
Additional Legal Information: The applicant’s appeal against the SSHD’s refusal of his claim for asylum was dismissed. The claim comes before the Court... Read More read more
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