Cases & Deals

Asylum granted to Rwandan citizen

Clients Client P

Nikki McArthur represented Client P, a Rwandan citizen who sought asylum in the United States after being arrested, detained, and tortured based on his perceived affiliation with an exiled political opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Jones Day presented extensive briefing in support of Client P's request, which included a detailed country conditions report and an affidavit from a medical doctor who examined Client P. On the strength of this briefing, the government stipulated to a grant of asylum, which an Immigration Judge subsequently ordered.