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Baghdasaryan v. Holder, No. 05-72416

In a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's asylum application, the petition is granted where: 1) the evidence in the record would compel a reasonable factfinder to conclude that petitioner was mistreated because of his political opinion; and 2) the BIA needed to consider whether the threats, harassment, fines, detention, and beating that petitioner experienced rose to the level of persecution.

Read Baghdasaryan v. Holder, No. 05-72416

Appellate Information

September 30, 2009

Filed January 13, 2010


Opinion by Judge Pregerson


For Petitioner:

Shawn Sedaghat, Law Offices of Shawn Sedaghat, Encino, CA

For Respondent:

Brigid Martin, United States Department of Justice, San Francisco, CA