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Danish Refugee Appeals Board
01/06/2005
Area Asylum and subsidiary protection
Grounds of discrimination Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation
Topic Persecution
Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation , Right to asylum , Denmark .
Key facts of the case:

Male from Iraq who was engaged in a homosexual relationship. The applicant’s family is very religious and the applicant left Iraq because of fear for his life.

Main reasoning/argumentation:

The Board could not exclude that the applicants life would be threatened by his own family because of his homosexual orientation if he was returned to Iraq.

Results:

Asylum granted in accordance with section 7(2) of the Danish Aliens Act (de facto refugee) because of risk to the applicants life if returned to Iraq.