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Danish Refugee Appeals Board
Area Asylum and subsidiary protection
Grounds of discrimination Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation
Topic Persecution
Denmark , Discrimination on ground of sexual orientation , Right to asylum .
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.


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.