List of people granted asylum

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This is a list of people granted asylum.


People granted asylum[edit]

Year Name Country which granted asylum Occupation Notes / References
1929 Trotsky militant.jpg Leon Trotsky Turkey, France, Norway, Mexico Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army In exile in Turkey from 1929–1933, in France 1933–1935, in Norway 1935–1937, in Mexico 1937–1940.
1954 Peter Norwood Duberg Switzerland United States citizen, United Nations official, employed in Paris at UNESCO For reasons of his early adulthood membership in the Communist Party, Duberg, along with several other U.S. citizens working in international organizations, became the subject of U.S. official investigation in the early 1950s. This led to a loyalty investigation by the U.S. State Department in 1953, also his name being discussed in the U.S. Congress House Committee on Un-American Activities.[1] During 1953, Mr. Duberg refused to answer a series of loyalty-related questionnaires. This resulted in decisions taken which led to termination of his professional employment at the United Nations in 1954 and eventual need for political asylum, which was granted in Switzerland.
1956 Mindszenty-Jozsef MK.jpg József Mindszenty United States Cardinal of the Catholic Church as the Archbishop of Esztergom in Hungary [citation needed]
1959 Dalai Lama at WhiteHouse (cropped).jpg His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso India Head monk of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism (Dalai Lama) [citation needed]
1967 Joseph Stalin with daughter Svetlana, 1935.jpg Svetlana Alliluyeva United States Writer and lecturer [citation needed]
1984 Assatamugshot.jpg Assata Shakur Cuba United States citizen, African-American activist, member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army (BLA) [citation needed]
1986 Choi Eun-hee United States South Korean actress [2]
1986 Shin Sang-ok United States South Korean film producer and director [2]
1997 Christoph Meili United States National of Switzerland, bank-security guard and whistleblowers at the Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS) Mr. Meili was a security guard at UBS, where he witnessed the destruction of documents related to world war II accounts of Jews. He reported the destruction, and subjected to prosecution, also death threats. The family fled to the United States and were granted political asylum via a private law passed specifically for the Meili family.[3][4][5][6] Unhappy in the United States, Mr. Meili later returned to Switzerland safely.
1999–2004, 2007 AlexKonanykhin.jpg Alex Konanykhin and his wife United States Russian entrepreneur, former banker [citation needed]
2001 Mohamed El Ghanem.jpg Mohamed El Ghanem Switzerland Former officer of the Egyptian Ministry of Interior, lawyer, Doctor of Law and Professor. Several years after receiving refugee status in Switzerland, Dr. El Ghanem later was arbitrarily detained without charge for refusing to collaborate with Geneva Police in a spying project on local Muslim community. He remained detained without trial for six years.
2001 AlexanderLitvinenko.jpg Alexander Litvinenko United Kingdom Former officer who served in the Soviet KGB and its Russian successor, the Federal Security Service (FSB) [citation needed]
2002 Pedro Carmona Colombia Venezuelan businessman, declared interim President of Venezuela during the 2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt [7]
2003 Akhmed Zakayev United Kingdom Former Deputy Prime Minister and the current Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria [citation needed]
2003 Boris Berezovsky United Kingdom Former Russian government official, businessman and mathematician, member of Russian Academy of Sciences [citation needed]
2004 Ilyas Akhmadov United States Former politician and foreign minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria [8]
2005 Bobby Fischer 1960 in Leipzig.jpg Bobby Fischer Iceland Chess Grandmaster and the 11th World Chess Champion, chess author [citation needed]
2007 Irakli Okruashvili.jpg Irakli Okruashvili France Georgian politician [citation needed]
2008 Chere Lyn Tomayko Costa Rica United States citizen Chere Lyn Tomayko, wanted in the United States for parental kidnapping, was granted asylum in June 2008 by Costa Rica. Tomayko's claims that her actions were justified by domestic violence she suffered were taken into account by the Costa Rican authorities.[9]
2008 Nixon Moreno Vatican [10]
2009 Manuel Rosales, 2008.jpg Manuel Rosales Peru Venezuelan educator and politician [citation needed]
2010 Alexander Barankov Ecuador Belarusian former policeman or army captain [11][12][13]
2010 Virginia-Vallejo-by-Hernan-Diaz-in1987.jpg Virginia Vallejo United States Colombian writer, journalist, columnist, media personality, television anchorwoman,[14] and socialite [15]
2011 Savva Terentyev Estonia Russian blogger and musician [16]
2012 Julian Assange full.jpg Julian Assange Ecuador Australian editor, activist, publisher and journalist Since 19 June 2012, he has been inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.[17]
2013 Edward Snowden.jpg Edward Snowden Russia United States citizen; U.S. Intelligence Officer: system administrator for the NSA and CIA. Booz Allen Hamilton contractor. Granted temporary asylum in Russia.[18]
2014 Suren Gazaryan Estonia Russian citizen, Green activist Goldman Prize recipient in 2014[19]



References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full text of "Scope of Soviet activity in the United States. Hearing before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eighty-fourth Congress, second session–Eighty-fifth Congress, first session .."". Archive.org. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Thomson, Mike (5 March 2003). "Kidnapped by North Korea". BBC News. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  3. ^ U.S. Congress: Bill S. 768: A bill for the relief of Michel Christopher Meili, Giuseppina Meili, Mirjam Naomi Meili, and Davide Meili, private bill sponsored by New York Senator Alphonse D'Amato (R-NY), signed into Private Law 105-1 by President Bill Clinton on 29 July 1997; accessed 30 October 2006.
  4. ^ Swiss parliament, Summer session 1997
  5. ^ Question Schlüer
  6. ^ Response of Federal Councillor Flavio Cotti, who claimed the United States was not granting the Meili family "asylum", but rather a facilitated fast-track immigration. Accessed 30 October 2006.
  7. ^ "Venezuelan coup leader given asylum". BBC News. 27 May 2002. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  8. ^ U.S. Asylum for Chechen Draws Protest From Russia
  9. ^ "Wanted US woman freed in Costa Rica". USA Today. 26 July 2008. 
  10. ^ The Vatican grants asylum to Nixon Moreno
  11. ^ ""Платформа" папрасіла Эквадор не выдаваць Баранкова" (in Belarusian). Belsat TV. 26 June 2012. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Corte analiza la extradición de bielorruso". Expreso (Ecuador). 15 August 2012. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Küffner, Stephan; Megan Gibson (16 July 2012). "Assange's Special Asylum: Why Ecuador Isn't Nice to Anyone Else". Time. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Virginia Vallejo, anchorwoman 1994 on YouTube,
  15. ^ Virginia Vallejo – Biografía (Archived at WebCite)
  16. ^ Estonia grants political asylum to Russian blogger
  17. ^ Declaración del Gobierno de la República del Ecuador sobre la solicitud de asilo de Julian Assange (Spanish) (Archived at WebCite)
  18. ^ "Statement on Snowden's Successful Russian Asylum Bid". WikiLeaks. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Goldman Prize Recipient Suren Gazaryan". 29 May 2014. 

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