Rights group: US asylum likely for China dissident

BEIJING (AP) - U.S. and Chinese officials are ironing out a deal to secure American asylum for a blind Chinese legal activist who fled house arrest, with an agreement likely before Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

UN condemns Kazakh expulsion of Uzbek detainees

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - Kazakhstan has violated its international human rights commitments by extraditing 29 asylum-seekers to the neighboring authoritarian state of Uzbekistan, a U.N. panel says. The deportees face possible ill-treatment, the Committee against Torture, a panel that monitors implementation...

Balkan asylum seekers come under suspicion

BUJANOVAC Serbia (AP) - Azra Ajeti's fellow Gypsies have been buffeted by accusations of filing bogus asylum claims in the rich EU, but she says there's nothing phony about her family's life of misery. "We are starving," said the woman from this impoverished southern Serbian...