8 3 6 (Risk – PDPA Member) Afghanistan CG  UKIAT 06506
Date of hearing: 29 August 2002
Date Determination notified: 13 February 2003
|8 3 6||APPELLANT|
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||RESPONDENT|
The appellants' submissions:
(a) Past association as a member of the PDPA,
(b) Pashtun ethnicity,
(c) Notoriety as people who had been on the hijacked plane,
(d) Suspicions of them for having been in the United Kingdom and in some way, demonstrated that they were different or not loyal to Afghanistan, by remaining in the United Kingdom, both while the Taliban remained in power and afterwards.
"Some groups of Afghans in Iran have particular reason to remain in Iran or to delay their repatriation. These include high ranking members of former communist regime, Islamis and Shiite clergymen."
The respondent's submissions:
"… owing to well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside of the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself for the protection of that country; …"
A R Mackey