Cases & Deals

Asylum granted to Ethiopian fleeing political persecution

Client(s) Client B

For many years, our client had supported and helped organize a political party that peacefully opposes the government of Ethiopia. As a result, he has been subjected to harassment, beatings, imprisonment, a mock execution, and death threats. The final straw came in late 2012, after the death of Ethiopia's Prime Minister -- and man that our client views as a dictator who was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. When our client refused to publicly mourn the Prime Minister's death, government cadres broke into his house and beat him. Jones Day submitted his application for asylum and represented him at the asylum interview. Asylum was granted on June 23, 2014. The government of Ethiopia continues to harass and threaten our client's family. He intends to obtain visas for them to join him.