London, England, Mar 25, 2019 / 12:33 pm
The British Home Office has agreed to reconsider the asylum claim of an Iranian Christian, after it was shown on Twitter that the department had denied the application on the grounds that Christianity is not a peaceful religion.
"The Home Office have agreed to withdraw their refusal and to reconsider our client's asylum application, offering us a chance to submit further representations. A good start, but more change is needed", the Iranian's caseworker, Nathan Stevens, tweeted March 22.
Stevens added that he hopes "there will be real change though as it isn't all about this one case; there's a much wider problem to be addressed here."
The immigration caseworker had tweeted photos March 19 of the Home Office's letter explaining its reason for refusing the convert's asylum claim, commenting: "I've seen a lot over the years, but even I was genuinely shocked to read this unbelievably offensive diatribe being used to justify a refusal of asylum."