A man who converted from one branch of Islam to another and then claimed he would be persecuted if sent back to Bangladesh has lost a High Court challenge to being refused asylum.
The 32-year-old man, who was brought up as a Sunni Muslim, arrived in Ireland in 2006 on a student visa which expired in 2010. He then applied for asylum.
The application was rejected by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner on the basis his claim he had converted from Sunni to Ahmadiyya Islam was not credible. A Refugee Appeals Tribunal agreed.