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N. S. K. Syedabas v. the head of the State Agency for Refugees

The case summary in English has been prepared in the framework of the Knowledge-Based Harmonisation of European Asylum Practices Project (2010-2012), co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.

7 March 2011 | Judicial Body: Bulgaria: Supreme Administrative Court | Topic(s): Acts of persecution - Prosecution vs persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Bulgaria - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Alipour and Hosseinzadgan v. Turkey

13 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Prosecution vs persecution - Refugees | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of

SB (Risk on Return - Illegal Exit) Iran v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

This case replaces AD (Risk - Illegal Departure) Iran CG [2003] UKIAT 00107. The conclusions of the Tribunal were endorsed by the Upper Tribunal in the country guidance case of BA (Demonstrators in Britain – risk on return) Iran CG [2011] UKUT 36 (IAC).

16 December 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Elections - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Opposition - Persecution based on political opinion - Prison or detention conditions - Prosecution vs persecution - Returnees - Unlawful departure | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Refugee Appeal No. 76338

2 June 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Refugee Appeal No. 76212

14 January 2009 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Credibility assessment - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sur place persecution - Transgression of social / cultural norms | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

Ayashi v. Turkey

Admissibility application.

18 November 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Criminal justice - Death penalty - Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prosecution vs persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

XY (Iran) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

On appeal from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AA/00377/2007).

31 July 2008 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Death penalty - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Prosecution vs persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Refugee Appeal Nos. 76033, 76034 & 76035

27 August 2007 | Judicial Body: New Zealand: Refugee Status Appeals Authority | Topic(s): Baha'i - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Gender-based persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution - Right to family life | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - New Zealand

R v. Masoud Tabnak

19 February 2007 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Appeal (England and Wales) | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Prosecution vs persecution - Travel documents | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

In the Petition of Morteza Fafschi for Judicial Review of a determination of an Adjudicator and a determination of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal

15 August 2006 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Court of Session (Scotland) | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Prosecution vs persecution - Transgression of social / cultural norms | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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