Our conclusion on the evidence is that, in general, Algerian gay men do not express their sexual identity openly because of societal disapproval, not because they fear persecutory or other serious harm. The decision was set aside to be re-made. There was a door separating the bedroom from the rest of the living space and the appellant had not heard anyone coming into the flat. He submitted that the suicide of his mother in the manner claimed was totally implausible and his explanation for his attendance at the funeral implausible. Mr Melvin argued that neither Mr Zahed nor Mr Littauer were experts and submitted that no weight should be placed upon their evidence.
He had clarified that his relationship with Alicia was not exclusive; that his description of how he and Karim were treated by other boys was a difficult question and involved difficult concepts which may be difficult to translate.
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He gave evidence of being able to establish a heterosexual relationship in the UK despite his limited English and despite the taboos within the Algerian community for heterosexual relationships outside marriage. We accept that homosexuality is the subject of profound societal disapproval such that, as a practice, it is invisible and its very existence denied even amongst men who in fact engage in same sex behaviour. The Bradt Travel Guide — Algeria in its chapter on gay and lesbian travellers states: Since leaving Algeria the appellant claims to have had a number of sexual relationships: In oral evidence the appellant said that these older people were not attracted to him but were bullying him, he thought because they did not want to see him selling things and wanted to be given things which he refused to do. He states in written evidence that he has not been able to meet men with whom he could have a sexual relationship because of his age and because he does not speak English very well; he says this is not his choice.
We accept that homosexuality is the subject of profound societal disapproval such that, as a practice, it is invisible and its very existence denied even amongst men who in fact engage in same sex behaviour. New Members Per Month. Applying the lower standard of proof we believe certain aspects of his account for cogent reasons; we disbelieve other aspects. I have been with my algerian dating service. When considered with the other evidence before us these references were very generalised remarks that were not sourced to any incidents.