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1/26/2018

EU COURT RULES THAT ASYLUM SEEKERS SHOULDN’T BE SUBJECTED TO ‘GAY TESTS’

EU COURT RULES THAT ASYLUM SEEKERS SHOULDN’T BE SUBJECTED TO ‘GAY TESTS’
The refugee applied for asylum in the Hungarian city of Szeged back in 2015, saying that he could not return to his
home country for fear of his safety as a gay man.
Homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria, with the maximum penalty in the states governed by Shari’a Law death by stoning.
However, immigration officials didn’t believe his plea and forced him to undergo psychological testing to prove his sexuality.
The procedure involved the asylum seeker taking the Rorschach ink-blot test and drawing a picture of a person in the rain.
After the testing, a state-appointed psychologist determined that the refugee wasn’t gay, and his claim was denied.

The European Court of Justice concluded that it is acceptable for immigration authorities to collect expert opinion, but that it shouldn’t form the sole basis of the decision.


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