LS (Persecution, Cio) Zimbabwe CG: IAT 1 Aug 2002

Appeals, with leave, against the determination of an Adjudicator dismissing his appeal against the decision of the Respondent to refuse leave to enter and refuse asylum.
Held: ‘ The CIO routinely commits serious human rights abuses, which include torture. This is one of the reasons why the Respondent is not returning anyone to Zimbabwe at the present time. Given the CIO interest in the Applicant and their suspicion that he might be involved with the enemies of the regime, we conclude there is a real risk, even after some 3 years, that he will suffer ill-treatment in interrogation amounting to persecution, on account of his perceived political opinion, as well as ill-treatment in breach of Article 3. For the reasons given above this appeal is allowed.’


Mr S L Batiste (Chairman)


[2002] UKIAT 03342




Updated: 29 June 2022; Ref: scu.221897