||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 43 (Nov)
|| EWCA Civ 1441
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Brooke, Potter and Clarke LJJ
||Martin Soorjoo (instructed by Thompson & Co) for the claimant.
||Michael Fordham (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||3 November 2004
Asylum - Fear of persecution - Political activities - Membership of particular social group - Claimant seeking asylum on ground of fear of persecution by reason of membership of Falun Gong movement - Persecution on grounds of imputed political opinion.
An adherent of the Falun Gong movement, which had been developed from a traditional form of Chinese martial arts, qigong, blended with elements of Buddhist and Taoist teachings, might properly be held to have a well founded fear of persecution in China on the grounds of imputed political opinion.
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