No. 05-2530.

474 F.3d 488 (2007)

John S. BOCTOR, Petitioner, v. Alberto R. GONZALES, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 24, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

M. Anne Hannigan (submitted), Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

Karen Lundgren, Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Counsel, Chicago, IL, Virginia M. Lum, Paul Fiorino, Department of Justice Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Before RIPPLE, MANION, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

SYKES, Circuit Judge.

John (Yohanna) Boctor, a Coptic Christian, petitioned for asylum and other immigration relief based on death threats and assaults he suffered in his native Egypt at the hands of Muslim extremists. Boctor testified at his immigration hearing that he was repeatedly threatened with beheading and twice was violently attacked and beaten for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of a fellow Coptic Christian and his wife, a Muslim woman who converted...

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