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Chinese policeman refused asylum

The Federal Migration Office has turned down the asylum application of a Chinese policeman who denounced the alleged trade in organs from executed prisoners.

This content was published on October 22, 2011 - 13:41
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The office recognised the man’s status as a refugee, but expressed doubts about his story. Nevertheless, his provisional permit means he can remain in Switzerland.

The man’s Swiss lawyer said the decision was “unacceptable and scandalous” and accused the migration office of a lack of willingness to cooperate. He said they would probably appeal to the Federal Administrative Court.

The former Uighur policeman fled China in 2007 and after travelling to Dubai, Italy and Norway eventually ended up in Switzerland.

He claimed to have seen between 1993 and 1997 the heart, kidneys and eyes removed from prisoners who were not clinically dead in Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang province. These were later allegedly sold.

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