Chinese Falun Gong supporters seek asylum | Connect Asia

Chinese Falun Gong supporters seek asylum

Chinese Falun Gong supporters seek asylum

Posted 22 January 2008, 11:22 AEST

A South Korean court has paved the way for the first Falun Gong practitioners to be recognised as refugees.

The court overturned the Justice Ministry's decision to deny the two Chinese nationals refugee status. It's now up to the government to appeal the court ruling - something which is certain to affect its relations with close ally and neighbour China.

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