POLITICAL ASYLUM

  • WikiLeaks founder seeks political asylum in Ecuador June 20, 2012

    Quito: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has asked for political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London and officials in the South American nation are considering his request, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. "Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters in Quito. Assange faces extradition to Sweden...
  • Not seeking political asylum in UK: Asif June 6, 2012

    Karachi: Mohammad Asif, who served a jail sentence after being found guilty of spotfixing, has dismissed speculation that he intended to apply for political asylum in the United Kingdom. "I am training hard and regularly to keep myself fit and I am also preparing to file appeals against my convictions...
  • 'In the Sea there...' a frank, revealing memoir May 14, 2012

    "Facts are important. The story is important. It's what happens to you that changes your life, not where or who with." One night before putting him to bed, Enaiaitollah's mother tells him three thingsdon't use drugs, don't use weapons and don't cheat or steal. The next day, he finds his mother...
  • Top Myanmar diplomat seek asylum in US July 4, 2011

    Washington: The Deputy Chief of Mission at the Myanmar Embassy in Washington, who had previously served in New Delhi, has defected and is now seeking political asylum in the United States saying he fears for his life back home, a media report said on Monday. Deputy Chief of Mission Kyaw Win,...