Affirmative grant of asylum for Tibetan client KG
Client KG, a Tibetan Buddhist and pro-Tibet activist who fled China without permission, sought asylum based on his well-founded fear of persecution if forced to return to China. The Chinese government has long practiced a policy of persecution against Tibetan Buddhists, particularly those who are outspoken in their support of the Dalai Lama and an independent Tibet. After client KG fled from China, the Chinese government targeted his remaining family as subversive and maintained surveillance on them, awaiting client KG's return. Were he forced to return to China, client KG would have faced harassment, religious suppression, a constant dread of harm to himself and his family, and the very real threat of detention and torture.
On September 11, 2013, after client KG's asylum office interview on August 28, 2013, the government granted him asylum.