El-Labaki v. Mukasey, No. 07-1191. The petitioner is a Lebanese Greek Orthodox Christian that worked in Lebanon a lot. The IJ denied his claim, writing:
While recognizing that petitioner’s ability to travel was merely encumbered by the short-duration detentions at the checkpoint and occasional beating, the IJ considered these interferences negligible inasmuch as El-Labaki remained free to travel within Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, Jordan and Syria.
He filed late, so the asylum claim doesn’t work. Regarding a withholding of removal claim, The First sides with the BIA and says he wasn’t persecuted. Regarding his CAT claim, that fails, too.