Cases & Deals

Moroccan client wins U.S. asylum

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Jones Day New York represented our client, "N.H." in his quest for asylum. At a September 2009 merits hearing, N.H. won asylum in the United States. N.H. is a gay man from Morocco. Under the Moroccan penal code "homosexual conduct" is punishable by up to three years in prison. The Moroccan government discovered N.H. was gay, and began hunting him with the intent to arrest him. N.H. went into hiding and eventually fled to the United States to escape arrest. The Court granted N.H. asylum based on past persecution and his well-founded fear of future prosecution as a result of his sexual orientation. N.H. is making plans to complete his college education in the United States.