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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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If you filed a political asylum application, prepare yourself for an asylum interview.
Berlin [Germany], Dec 5 ( ANI ): The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and the Baloch National Movement (BNM) held a protest outside the Switzerland Embassy in Berlin, here on Tuesday, to urge the Swiss Government to review its decision on Brahumdagh Bugti's, top Baloch leader and chief of BRP, application for a political asylum.
The self-exiled Baloch Republican Army leader had earlier also tried to seek political asylum in India after the Swiss authorities turned down a similar request last year.
The law enforcement agency said China had also provided the US government with evidence that Guo, who has applied for political asylum in the United States, fabricated documents used to support his claims.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the couple arrived at Larnaca in a yacht on Sunday morning, and as soon as it docked the man contacted the port police, claiming to be in danger of persecution due to his position as a military officer and requesting political asylum.
Ecuador announced that it granted political asylum to Assange in August 2012.
It is right that the claims for political asylum are justified, and this takes place as a matter of routine.
According to airport sources, the hijacker forced to the aircraft to land in Geneva, seeking political asylum in the European nation The hijacker forced the pilot to change course of the flight, originally due to Rome, to land it at Geneva international airport with the intention to seek political asylum in the country, the sources said.
Until a country grants permanent political asylum, the U.
Confirming the report, Yasin Al-Qassim, spokesman of the Jazan Governorate, said: "The three officers had requested political asylum, and their requests have been granted after proper inquiries.
Summary: Russia should grant Edward Snowden political asylum, because he is a human rights defender and .
MOSCOW -- US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport for more than two weeks, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said on Tuesday.
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