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political asylum in Politics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolitical asylumpoˌlitical aˈsylum noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PPthe right to stay in another country if you cannot live safely in your own country because of the political situation there 🔊 Refugees were seeking political asylum in Britain. 🔊 No country would grant (=give) him political asylum.
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political asylumNor does it make any bones about the fact that its heroine's claim for political asylum is bogus.The Foreign Ministry said it had not received any immediate request for political asylum.In addition the report criticised the United Kingdom government for rejecting since 1985 requests for political asylum from almost 7,000 Sri Lankan nationals.The family was finally granted political asylum in the United States.The Korbel family was granted political asylum in the United States in 1948, at a time when Albright was 11.Her parents were granted political asylum in the United States in 1948 following a Communist coup in Czechoslovakia.In 1991,12.6 percent of political asylum requests were granted.Most received political asylum in other countries, but others were killed by the security forces.Mr RuizMassieu recently requested political asylum.grant ... political asylumThe Korbel family was granted political asylum in the United States in 1948, at a time when Albright was 11.Her husband was granted political asylum in the United States in 1996.Her parents were granted political asylum in the United States in 1948 following a Communist coup in Czechoslovakia.