I switched to atheism and my parents have been threatening for months to kick me out. They finally did but now it has gotten almost lethal. I’m scared for my life. I have no where else to go.
Asylum can be granted in cases where someone is persecuted on the basis of their religion (and potentially a lack of religious affiliation), but the persecution must be on the part of the government, not private people, like your family members. Unless there is no safe place in your country for you due to your atheism, and the government cannot or will not protect someone who is an atheist, it would likely be difficult to sustain a claim for asylum. You would need to demonstrate proof of danger to atheists, country condition reports and evidence of the threats to you. The majority of claims for asylum filed without the benefit of an attorney are denied, so if you really were to pursue this, it would be best to do so with an attorney who can first evaluate your claim and provide you with a realistic idea of its chances of success.
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