A red taxi drives past tthe busy exterior of the Chungking Mansions in Hong Kong. These squalid, overcrowded towers house many of the territory's 10,000 asylum seekers. (Shadowproof / Zachary Senn)
12 Jan 2016

Shunned by the West, 10,000 Refugees Seek Asylum In Hong Kong

“People tend to forget that nobody chooses to be a refugee …’ Amid Hong Kong’s luxury, asylum seekers struggle to survive.

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European flag inside the building of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (European Parliament on Flickr)
29 Oct 2015

Despite US Pressure, European Parliament Clears Path for Snowden Asylum

In the face of pressure from the US, the EU Parliament passed a resolution which could allow an EU country to grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden.

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Migrants from Africa protest for asylum and fair treatment in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees.

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