Matter of S-V-

Asylum is Granted.

The case involved an application for asylum by a Baptist from Russia. While the Judge was unhappy with the credibility of the respondent and other issues having to do with his testimony; found that the respondent suffered no past persecution the Judge, nevertheless, concluded that the respondent managed to convince her that he was indeed a Baptist and that Baptists are routinely subjected to persecution in Russia so the Judge granted asylum based on well founded fear of future persecution.