An asylum seeker was statutorily ineligible for asylum and withholding of removal where there were serious reasons to believe he committed a serious nonpolitical crime since he was involved in a financial scheme embezzling public funds and he admitted that his involvement in the scheme stemmed from purely economic reasons. Torture does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to lawful sanctions, including the death penalty.
Guan v. Barr - filed May 30, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 17-71966
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