UK Home Office tells asylum seeker ‘Syria is safe’

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A UK Home Office judgment that an asylum seeker who evaded forced conscription in Syria can return safely to his home country was slammed by human rights campaigners Sunday. The 25-year-old fled forced conscription in Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in 2017 and sought refuge in the UK in May 2020. He was told by the UK government in December last year that “it is not accepted…you will face a risk of persecution or real risk of serious harm [on return to Syria]…due to your imputed political opinion as a draft evader”, according to a refusal letter seen by The Guardian. The young man, whose case is t…

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