Case Study: Mr. Gabriel Marshal Nylowa Yak

James RICE

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Abstract

In the following case, a refugee and victim of torture, fled religious persecution in Sudan. He first arrived in Syria where he made a claim to asylum to the UNHCR. His claim was initially refused and he fled to Hong Kong. The High Commissioner ruled that Gabriel was an "irregular mover" and that his appeal could not be considered in Hong Kong. He was sent against his will, back to Syria, without any of the documentation that substantiated his claim. During the entire time that his case was being considered, it was closely followed by Amnesty International. Gabriel was ultimately successful in his appeal and was granted protection as a refugee. He was resettled in the United States, where he lives today.

Dans le cas qui suit, un réfugié, victime de la torture, s'enfuit de la persécution au Soudan. Il arriva en tout premier lieu en Syrie, où il soumit une demande d'asile à la HCR. Sa demande fut rejeté déprimé
d'abord, et il s'enfuit vers Hong Kong. Le Haut Commissaire jugea que Gabriel était une « personne aux déplacements irréguliers » et que son appel ne pouvait être entendue à Hong Kong. Contre son gré, il fut renvoyé en Syrie, mais sans aucun des documents étayant sa demande. Amnesty International avait suivi de près son cas pendant tout le temps que dura l’examen de son appel Gabriel eutfinalement gain de cause et obtint la protection du statut de réfugié. Il a été réinstallé aux États Unis.où il vit aujourd'hui
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalRefuge
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

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