Thursday, 17 January 2019

Tag Archives: asylum

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport pleads for asylum

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman being held at Bangkok airport appealed for asylum and for other passengers to help protest her looming deportation, in desperate tweets from the hotel room where she barricaded herself. The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny of Saudi Arabia over its investigation and handling ...

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer: EU, UN ‘forced’ him to flee the country

LONDON: The lawyer who saved a woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said yesterday that the UN and EU made him leave the country “against my wishes” because his life was at risk. Saiful Mulook, who is in the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad ...

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Assange’s lawsuit over asylum conditions denied by Ecuador

An Ecuadorian judge has thrown out the lawsuit by Julian Assange, who objected to the harshly revised terms of his asylum. The WikiLeaks co-founder has been trapped at the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012. The judge made the decision following a lengthy hearing held by teleconference. Ecuador will ...

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Egyptian accused of hijacking extradited from Cyprus

CAIRO: An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, allegedly used a fake suicide belt to seize an EgyptAir airliner from ...

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Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

QUITO: Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalization in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution ...

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Turkish ‘coup’ officer granted asylum in Greece

ATHENS: The co-pilot of a helicopter, who flew seven other Turkish military officers to Greece a day after last year s failed coup in Turkey, has been granted asylum, a Greek judicial source said on Saturday. The co-pilot landed in the Greek city of Alexandroupoli, not far from the Turkish border, ...

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