Political Asylum

Iranian beauty queen wins asylum in Philippines

An Iranian beauty queen sought by Tehran on criminal charges has been granted political asylum in the Philippines, an official said Friday, ending a three-week standoff at Manila airport.Bahareh Zare Bahari, based in the Philippines since 2014, was denied entry into the Southeast Asian nation on 17 October when she returned from Dubai, with Philippine authorities citing an Iranian warrant for her arrest.Claiming Tehran wanted to punish her for opposition to Iran's theocratic regime, Baha

9 November 2019

Former Thai PM faces 5 years in prison

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been found guilty of corruption and negligence in her government’s rice-pledging scheme – which incurred losses amounting to 10 billion dollars. Thailand’s Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices read its verdict today against Yingluck despite the absence of the former Thai prime minister.

27 September 2017