Sunday, 17 October 2010

US grants Belarusian lesbian asylum

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Source: Kramer Levin

Jill N. Filipovic and Edwin Hermawan, with the assistance of summer associates Emily Elman and Laura Kaufman, obtained a grant of asylum for a lesbian Belarusian woman. Our client fled Belarus after a lifetime of persecution which culminated in an attack by a government security agent that almost killed her.

Kramer Levin successfully argued that the persecution, threats of violence and physical attacks that our client survived made it unsafe for her to return to Belarus and warranted a grant of asylum. Aaron Frankel supervised the case. The matter was referred to Kramer Levin by Immigration Equality.
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