Monday, January 19, 2009

al-Zaidi seeks political asylum in Geneva

According to an exclusive of Tribune de Geneve

The Tribune de Genève just learned that the Iraqi journalist Al-Zaidi Mountaz is seeking political asylum in Switzerland and wanrts to move to Geneva. Imprisoned in Baghdad, he fears for his safety.
Since last week, his lawyer in Switzerland, Mr. Mauro Poggia, intensifying its activities towards this. "Earlier this month, his family got in touch with me via the ICRC, and I'll write this week to the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to encourage Switzerland to grant him political asylum. Once installed at Geneva, this man, unmarried and without children, may very well work as a journalist at the United Nations. "

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