Friday, 1 July 2011

Russian lesbian wins US asylum

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Source: Kramer Levin

Associates Yekaterina Chernyak, Gariel Sands Nahoum and Matthew W. Olinzock obtained asylum for a woman who fled Russia to escape persecution because she is a lesbian.

Our client left Russia after being twice beaten because of her sexual orientation and having faced a lifetime of discrimination. The Kramer Levin team successfully convinced the Immigration Court that the persecution, threats of violence and physical attacks that our client survived made it unsafe for her to return to Russia and warranted a grant of asylum.

Associate Aaron Frankel supervised the case. The matter was referred to Kramer Levin by Immigration Equality, who recently recognized Kramer Levin's longstanding work on behalf of over two dozen LGBT asylees.
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