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South Korea: Egyptian asylum seekers demand recognition after years of waiting

More than 40 Egyptian asylum seekers have for weeks occupied the area outside the South Korean justice ministry, protesting against six years of living in limbo as they await the settlement of their refugee status.

Since 6 July, Egyptian protesters and their families have held a sit-in outside the government complex in Gwacheon, near the capital Seoul, under the scorching heat and pouring rain, hoping to exert pressure on authorities to immediately recognise their status as political refugees.