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Law360, New York (August 24, 2016, 2:29 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit Tuesday revived an asylum petition from a Cambodian native that was denied by U.S immigration officials, finding he has a reasonable fear of retaliation if deported because he received death threats after refusing to participate in a government corruption scheme.

The decision by the federal appellate court remands the application of Chay Hong Ngan for further proceedings, consistent with the three-judge panel’s findings.

“Ngan’s fears are well-founded that he would be persecuted if removed to Cambodia and would be unable to relocate to…

Source: Law360