The law does not specifically list the types of persecution, except in one section, which says that refugees and asylees may include people who have suffered or fear a “coercive population control program” (such as forced abortion or forced abortion). sterilization, this went mainly to mainland China).
Persecution is generally defined as the infliction of suffering or harm, or a serious threat to life or liberty.
Things such as death threats, torture, imprisonment, constant surveillance, pressure to join a group that engages in illegal activities, interference with privacy, family, home, or correspondence, or discrimination in matters such as housing, education, or broadcasting have been considered valid. of passports.
Asylum law indicates that reasonable fear of persecution is considered valid even if there is only a 10-15% chance of being persecuted in the future.
If you have not suffered persecution in the past, you can still qualify for political asylum or refugee status if there is a genuine fear of future persecution, either in your country of origin or your last country of residence.