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Myanmar goalkeeper to be granted asylum in Japan: Stories

TOKYO: Japan will grant asylum to a footballer from Myanmar’s nationwide crew who raised an anti-coup salute throughout a match exterior Tokyo and refused to fly dwelling, stories mentioned on Friday (Aug 13).

Substitute goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung raised the three-finger salute because the nationwide anthem performed earlier than a World Cup qualifier towards Japan in Might.

He then mentioned he had determined to hunt asylum in Japan as a result of his life can be “at risk” if he returned to Myanmar.

The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil for the reason that navy’s February coup, with over 900 killed and greater than 7,000 arrested in a bloody crackdown, in line with an area monitoring group.

The three-finger salute has incessantly been used as a present of resistance by protesters throughout demonstrations.


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