Petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' order affirming the decision of an Immigration Judge denying the petitioner's application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture.
Dates of hearing (in private): 12 November 2002 and 27 March 2003.
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