Posts tagged as political asylum

Lithuania readies for potential refugees from Belarus

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lithuania’s authorities are ready to respond to possible tensions on the border with Belarus and are preparing premises to quarantine refugees, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday. Skvernelis was commenting on the Cabinet’s decision to ease the coronavirus border crossing restrictions to allow arrivals from Belarus “for humanitarian purposes”. “Today, the government discussed primarily the issue of ensuring the security of our borders if the situation in Belarus destabilised…

National Bolshevik Beness Aijo asks Putin to grant him political asylum

Friday, February 14, 2020

National Bolshevik activist Beness Aijo, who several years ago fled Latvia to join Kremlin-backed separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to grant him political asylum and said he has been released after a brief detention in Russia. In his statement to the press, written in Russian, Aijo says that Russian authorities have released him from custody. The activist attributes his release to support from the…

Detained Ukrainian ex-official who sought political asylum in Lithuania

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Petro Vovchuk, a former chairman of the management board at Ukraine’s State Food and Grains Corporation wanted in his home country on corruption suspicions, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, his lawyer said on Tuesday. “He asked for political asylum in Lithuania and was detained,” she told reporters after the Vilnius Regional Court’s hearing of her client’s appeal against his arrest. At Ukrainian law-enforcement bodies’ request, Vovchuk was detained…