Asylum-seekers and religious conversion: TF and MA

When an asylum-seeker claims fear of persecution as an apostate if returned to his or her country of origin, how should a tribunal evaluate the genuineness of a claimed religious conversion?

In TF and MA, Appeals by Against the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] ScotCS CSIH 58, the appellants were both Iranian nationals whose claims for asylum had been rejected by the Secretary of State and whose subsequent tribunal appeals had been unsuccessful [1]. Continue reading