TF and MA v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Asylum – Fear of persecution – Christian converts – Genuineness of sur place conversion. Court of Session: Allowing appeals by two Iranian nationals whose asylum claims based on a fear of persecution arising out of their sur place conversion to Christianity were rejected by the Home Secretary and whose appeals to the First Tier Tribunal ('FTT') and Upper Tribunal ('UT') were dismissed, the court held that the FTT and the UT failed properly to take account of the independent evidence relating to the genuineness of the appellants' conversions to Christianity, and they failed to give adequate reasons for, in effect, disregarding such evidence.

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