//
you're reading...
AFRICA NOW

#iPGN: Ghana World Cup fans seek asylum in Brazil

Hundreds of Ghanaian Muslims who entered Brazil as tourists for the World Cup have asked for asylum on religious grounds, police have said.

Noerci da Silva Melo, a federal police officer in the southern city of Caxias do Sul, said on Friday that 200 Ghanaians had asked for asylum after entering Brazil legally to watch their team play in Natal, Fortaleza and Brasilia.

Melo said the Ghanaians were Muslims who were “fleeing the violent conflicts between different Muslim groups.”

The justice ministry would decide whether to grant their requests, he added.

Vanessa Perini Moojen, of the Roman Catholic Church’s Migrant Support Centre, said the Ghanaians “faced life-threatening situations back home” and “feel they can find work and better living conditions in Brazil.”

The centre provided temporary shelter for the Ghanaians at the city’s seminary and helped them prepare their asylum requests.

Ghana finished last in its group, losing to the US and Portugal, and drawing with Germany.

Posted From iProdigy Group Nigeria(Dabibi Ori-ibim’s Blog).


BBM Pin: 75BA8BA6
BBM PIN2: 263CB444

Send Your Stories,Reports And Breaking News To revivaldabibi@ymail.com

Advertisements

About iPGN Admin

iRep Zenith of Greatness,Innovative,I am a Medical Scientist,HSE Officer,HIV-AIDS HelpDesk,Music Minister,Writer,I am a change triggering medium.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter

Blog Stats

  • 139,446 hits
if(typeof(networkedblogs)=="undefined"){networkedblogs={};networkedblogs.blogId=1387080;networkedblogs.shortName="iprodigy-group-nigeria";}
%d bloggers like this: