A Russian environmentalist who campaigned against ecological damage from construction work for the Sochi Olympics is to spend three years in a prison colony, after losing an appeal against his sentence on Wednesday.
Assange has been living in the embassy for more than a year, after Ecuador granted him political asylum, but Britain refused to let him leave the country by denying safe passage, Xinhua reported.
Abu Anas al-Libi, the al Qaeda leader who was captured by the US special forces in Libya, was given political asylum and allowed to live in Britain in 1995, reports said.
Thousands of Cubans try to flee their homeland every year for the United States, where they are guaranteed political asylum.
Raul Castro stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Latin American countries that have expressed willingness to take in Snowden.
A geologist in Russia wanted by authorities in Uzbekistan for arrest is seeking political asylum in Russian city of Bryansk, a migration official said Friday.
McAfee spoke to an international news agency in a restaurant near a high-end hotel where he is staying in Guatemala City after sneaking out of neighbouring Belize.
Britain will not allow Julian Assange safe passage out of the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
A Saudi Arabian princess has sought political asylum in Britain because she fears for her safety in her home country.
Ecuador foreign minister Ricardo Patino told reporters: "Ecuador is studying and analysis the request".
Russia categorically ruled
out political asylum for Muammar
Gaddafi in the country.
The Internet is not the backyard of the United States, says a German party.
Jorge Luis Aguirre said he got death threats from Mexican authorities.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister
Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said it was for the Centre to decide
regarding the political asylum for Sikhs of North West
Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden`s son has claimed political asylum in Spain after being refused entry to live in the UK with his British wife.
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