political asylum


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political asylum

refuge granted to a person in order to avoid political persecution or harassment. See ASYLUM.
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Meanwhile, four years after the Russian fugitive's application for political asylum on grounds of persecution -- Konovalova had worked at a subsidiary of Yucos, and was accused by the Russian authorities in 2006 of embezzling 1.
21, 2006, an Eritrean military helicopter carrying two officers landed north of Jazan and the officers sought political asylum in the Kingdom.
The anti-secrecy website has vowed to help him find political asylum.
Ecuador in August granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is sought by Sweden on alleged rape charges and who made an enemy of the US government in 2010, when his whistleblowing site leaked hundreds of thousands of American diplomatic cables.
Fake asylum seekers invoke criticisms from Brussels regarding discrimination against Roma people in this year's EC progress report on the Republic of Macedonia to show the Germans they deserve to be granted political asylum, Dnevnik reports.
Summary: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by Ecuador after taking refuge in the country's embassy in London.
The Sudanese refugee, his parents and eight brothers and sisters, were granted political asylum in Britain to escape civil war in his homeland.
Four Iranians seeking political asylum in Germany have sewn their lips together as a dramatic sign of protest.
Western powers seek to convince Russia to grant a political asylum to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reports said Wednesday.
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange yesterday refused to comply with a police request to surrender himself to officers, saying he will remain inside the Embassy of Ecuador while his application for political asylum is processed.
You cannot achieve political asylum unless you're first outside of the country that you're trying to flee,'' the ambassador said.
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