|Somalian national granted asylum in UK|
Our client is a somalian national who entered UK as a student from Dubai. He was a member of Shahshi clan a sub tribe of the Benadiri clan. His asylum application was refused by the UK Border Agency on the basis that he was not a member of the Benadiri clan as he had provided vague answers about the clan during an interview.
The Secretary of state also concluded that the appellant would not be a risk on return to Mogadishu and could relocate to another area outside shibis or he could return to Dubai.
We appealed against the decision on the basis that appellant’s uncles who were from shanshi tribe had already been granted asylum in UK. We produced a DNA report to prove the relationship. We also produced a letter from the Somali Benadir Welfare Association in the UK in support of his appeal.
The Immigration judge accepted that the appellant has produced sufficient evidence to show that he is likely to be form the shanshi tribe and allowed the asylum appeal. The appellant will now be granted refugee status in the United Kingdom.