political asylum

noun
VERB + POLITICAL ASYLUM
apply for, ask for, claim, seek
grant sb, offer sb

He was granted political asylum in Sweden.

PHRASES
an application for political asylum, a claim for political asylum

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  • political asylum — noun (U) the right to remain safely in another country if you cannot live safely in your own because of the political situation there: refugees seeking political asylum …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • List of United States citizens granted political asylum in Cuba — This is a list of United States citizens who have been granted political asylum in Cuba.House Concurrent Resolution 254, passed in 1998, put the number at 90. [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi bin/query/z?c105:hc254: House Concurrent Resolution 254]… …   Wikipedia

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