MAB (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Asylum seekers. The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration Chamber) had found that the appellant asylum seeker had been complicit in the torture of prisoners in Iraq by treating prisoners as a doctor with the knowledge that some of those prisoners that he had treated were likely to have been tortured again. The Court of Appeal (Civil Division), allowing the appeal, held that the FTT's finding of complicity had relied upon its finding that if the appellant had not treated the prisoners they might not have been tortured further, which had amounted to an inference for which there had been no explanation of the factual basis and reasoning to support.

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