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Immigration – Asylum – Removal. Court of Session: Allowing an appeal by an appellant, who resisted his removal to Pakistan on the basis that he would be persecuted on account of his homosexuality, from a decision of the Upper Tribunal ('UT') upholding the First‑tier Tribunal ('FTT')'s dismissal of an appeal against the Home Secretary's removal directions, the court held that the FTT judge did not set out any good reason for dismissing the documents supportive of the appellant's account as unreliable, the evidence of the supporting witness was effectively ignored, and it was difficult to identify any sound evidential basis for the proposition that the petitioner was a homosexual who would behave discreetly, not out of a fear of persecution, but because of the social mores in Pakistan.

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