Interior Ministry denies asylum request to Chinese Christian

The Ministry of Interior has issued its first verdict in the case of around 70 Chinese Christians, who lodged asylum requests in the Czech Republic on the grounds that they fear persecution at home. The ministry on Wednesday denied the request to one of them, arguing that there was no proof that they were persecuted in China.

The Chinese Christian, who applied for asylum in the Czech Republic, have been waiting for the verdict for two years. Hana Franková of the Organisation Aid to Refugees told the website Aktualne.cz that those whose request is denied will appeal the verdict in court.

Author: Ruth Fraňková