AS (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Appeal. The claimant's claim for asylum in the United Kingdom on the basis that she would be at risk, as a convert to Christianity, if she was returned to Iran and also that, as a victim of domestic violence in Iran, she was to be regarded as a 'member of a particular social group' under art 1 the Refugee Convention 1951, would be dismissed. In so deciding, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division agreed with the Secretary of State and the First Tier Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal.

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