U.S. court grants Nigerian asylum-seeker the right to testify about his own torture in immigration court

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided today that a Nigerian man, Olakunle Oshodi, will be allowed to testify fully at his deportation hearing about the torture he suffered as a political dissident at the hands of Nigerian officials before he fled his homeland. The eleven judge panel, sans three dissenters, held that the Immigration Judge (IJ) and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) violated Oshodi’s due process rights when they refused to allow him to […]

via The Raw Story http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/27/u-s-court-grants-nigerian-asylum-seeker-the-right-to-testify-about-his-own-torture-in-immigration-court/

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