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Authorities Reverse Deportation Decision For Asylum Seeker

Authorities Reverse Deportation Decision For Asylum Seeker

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Published June 24, 2015

The Asylum Appeals Board has reversed the Directorate of Immigration’s order to deport Iraqi asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha.

According to a copy of the decision sent to Grapevine, the board concluded that the Directorate of Immigration had no basis by which to reject Adam’s application for asylum without examining his case. The board said that the onus is on authorities to fully inform themselves on the full nature of an asylum seeker’s case before reaching a decision, adding that neither the Directorate nor the Ministry of the Interior fully considered all the evidence in Adam’s case.

In their conclusion, the decision to deport Adam has been anulled. However, Adam does not yet have asylum – his case must now be submitted again for reconsideration.

As reported, Adam fled religious persecution in Iraq in 2010, ending up in Slovakia. There, he continued to receive death threats and was severely beaten on at least one occasion. The police reportedly did not help him, which compelled him to leave again; this time, for Iceland, in 2012.

After filing for asylum and waiting for a decision, the notice that he would be deported late last year prompted him to go on a hunger strike, which lasted ten days. He filed an appeal with the Asylum Appeals Board last October.


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