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Friday, January 12, 2007

Egyptian granted asylum in South Korea

Persecuted in his native Egypt after converting to Christianity, South Korea has granted Ibrahim (only surname released) refugee status, AsiaNews reported on Thursday. Ibrahim fled Egypt after he was physically harassed by a group of Egyptians that demanded he abandon his new religious beliefs. Upon arrival, the South Korean Ministry of Justice denied his refugee status. However, the decision was recently overturned by the South Korean Administrative Court. The court has affirmed Ibrahim refugee status, arguing that if he returns to Egypt it is doubtful whether he will receive sufficient protection against similar persecution.

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