Cases & Deals

Ethiopian client wins U.S. asylum

Client(s) Ethiopian applicant for U.S. political asylum

Jones Day Washington obtained a grant of asylum for an Ethiopian man who had been imprisoned and savagely beaten because he was an organizer for an opposition political party in Ethiopia. After continued threats, the client fled to the United States seeking asylum. Subsequently, security forces came to his former home in Ethiopia to arrest him and threatened to arrest his wife. In May 2008, the client was granted asylum. He is currently making plans to bring his family to the United States.