Al-Arabiya ran an article on Tuesday in which Yemeni refugees staying on South Korea’s Jeju Island spoke about their “asylum struggles,” particularly their efforts to move from the island to the South Korean mainland. The tiny, iconoclastic resort island has been swamped with hundreds of Yemeni refugees fleeing the violent civil war in their own country. The Yemenis originally fled to Malaysia, but took advantage of cheap airfare and loose visa policies to move along to Jeju when their temporary asylum in Malaysia ended. The South Korean government tightened visa policies to prevent further refugees from pouring into Jeju, and also blocked refugees from leaving Jeju to enter the mainland. … [Read more...] about Yemeni Refugees Seek Asylum in South Korea, Staying on Jeju Island ‘Useless’
A family member of one of the victims of the massacre of ten UN peacekeepers in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide has expressed outrage that Belgium is considering granting asylum to one of the men involved in the slaughter. Martine Debatty, the sister of Corporal Alain Debatty, who was murdered along with nine other UN peacekeepers at the start of the Rwandan conflict in 1994, has gone public in expressing her anger that Belgium is considering granting former Rwandan Major Bernard Ntuyahaga asylum in the country 7sur7 reports. … [Read more...] about Belgium Considers Asylum for Rwandan Involved In Death of Ten UN Peacekeepers
"The United States should have cut off all military aid to Honduras due to the brutal killings of people by Honduran security forces, most by the military police, who were protesting against electoral fraud after the contested November 2017 elections," Lisa Haugaard, executive director of LAWG said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Where Is the Caravan of People Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Now?
According to Russian state media, Sergei Skripal’s niece Viktoria said in a TV interview that her cousin will soon make a statement on political asylum, though she gave no further details. Yulia Skripal is a resident of Moscow and was visiting her father in England when the attack happened. … [Read more...] about Will Yulia Skripal Seek U.S. Asylum? Russia Spy Daughter Leaves Hospital After Novichok Attack
Asylum is only granted by the U.S. government to people "who are at risk of harm in their home countries because of who they are—because of their religion, political opinion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, for example—if the governments in their home countries will not protect them," Human Rights First says on its website. … [Read more...] about Migrant Caravan Asylum Seekers Being ‘Illegally’ Turned Away At Border, Rights Group Says