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  1. News - World - CHILE

    Reagan White House, rattled by anti-Pinochet protests, weighed giving dictator asylum

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Santiago On coup anniversary, newly found papers show Reagan's fears for dictator US weighed asylum for Pinochet The government of US president Ronald Reagan was so worried left-wing opposition to General Augusto Pinochet might erupt into open civil war in Chile that in 1986 Washington considered offering the dictator political asylum. Documents recently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591116/reagan-white-house-rattled-anti-pinochet-protests-weighed-giving-dictator
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan activists push asylum bill to aid HK groups Taiwanese activists helping the Occupy Central movement have vowed to push the island's legislature to speed up deliberations on a bill that would offer political asylum to any Hongkongers persecuted because of their fight for democracy. The bill stood a good chance of being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585418/taiwan-groups-press-passage-asylum-bill-help-hong-kong-activists
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American tourist Matthew Miller to go on trial in North Korea after demanding asylum

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Miller was detained nearly five months ago for ripping up his visa and demanding asylum North Korea will put a detained US citizen on trial on September 14, ... was arrested in April after Pyongyang said he ripped up his visa at immigration and demanded asylum. “The Supreme Court of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [North Korea] decided to hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587185/american-tourist-matthew-miller-go-trial-north-korea-hostile-acts
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean bank official 'linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million'

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... South Korean newspaper. Banker for Kim defects to Russia with US$5m A top North Korean banker who managed leader Kim Jong-un's private funds is seeking asylum overseas after fleeing ... said, quoting a "well-informed" source. He brought with him the cash stolen from the bank. "Currently he is seeking asylum in an [unspecified] foreign country", the source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581662/north-korean-bank-official-linked-state-slush-funds-seeks-asylum-and-flees
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... effect” that might draw more asylum seekers to the city’s shores. The revised package came under criticism by pan-democrats on the Legislative Council’s welfare services panel on Monday. “What ... that the revised allowance of HK$1,500 should cover 100 per cent of the rent for 87 per cent of asylum seekers pay, up from 73 per cent. The humanitarian package, proposed by the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404547/new-housing-help-asylum-seekers-under-fire-legislative-council
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne They say anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda and Tanzania put them at risk if they go home Aids conference delegates seek asylum in Australia Some 25 delegates to an international Aids conference held in Melbourne last month fear returning home and will seek asylum in Australia, refugee and welfare agencies said yesterday. HomeGround Services, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566494/delegates-australian-aids-conference-seek-asylum
  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    United Nations slams Sri Lanka for early deportation of asylum seekers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... by deporting Afghan and Pakistan refugees before their asylum claims could be assessed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 214 Afghan and Pakistani nationals in an operation beginning on June 9. Eighteen Pakistani asylum seekers had already been deported with 10 more facing imminent expulsion, in violation of Sri Lanka's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565739/united-nations-slams-sri-lanka-early-deportation-asylum-seekers
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Foreign Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers would be brought to Australia so that their nationality could be determined A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia’s mainland and may be sent to India, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Edward Snowden applies to extend Russia stay as asylum status nears expiry

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has formally requested to stay in Russia past July 31, when his one-year asylum status expires, his lawyer ... in Russia is still a mystery and only a series of reported sightings seem to indicate that he remains somewhere in or around Moscow. He had applied for asylum in other countries and admitted that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550581/edward-snowden-applies-extend-russia-stay-says-lawyer
  10. News - World - MIGRATION

    Abbott defiant over report that asylum seeker mothers attempted suicide

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian PM defiant after report that mothers in asylum seeker camp tried to commit suicide so their babies could be settled in the country Abbott attacks 'moral blackmail' Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday he would not give in to "moral blackmail" after a dozen mothers in an asylum seeker camp reportedly attempted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550545/abbott-defiant-over-report-asylum-seeker-mothers-attempted-suicide

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