Recent Examples of persecution from the Web
From its earliest days, the United States has opened its doors to individuals fleeing oppression and persecution.
Asylum, the right to remain in the country, requires proof that an immigrant faces persecution because of his or her race, religion, nationality, political views or membership in a particular social group.
Under German law, museums can be compelled to return art lost to persecution by the Nazis.
Huguenots were Protestants who lived in France, but by the end of the 17th century and into the 8th century, many fled France during a series of religious persecutions.
Within days of Finch’s arrest, the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was floating the notion on his Web site, Infowars, that the case was an example of political persecution.
The migrants’ champions defended them as genuine asylum-seekers and argued that the Jewish state, born in part on the ashes of the Holocaust, shouldn’t expel people who claimed they would face persecution if returned to Africa.
An immigration judge twice agreed that Ansly Damus deserved refugee protection after facing political persecution and death threats in Haiti.
The roots of the Nazi persecution of gay people are deep.
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legal Definition of persecution
- claimed persecution and sought asylum
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