THE SUPREME Court has turned down an appeal against a previous court rejection of asylum for Algerian national Mustafa Labsi. The ruling is identical to that made by the Bratislava Regional Court in 2009, the SITA newswire reported.
Labsi, alleged by Algeria to be a terrorist, has now failed for a third time to obtain asylum in Slovakia. The Supreme Court did not agree with Labsi’s appeal, which was based on the argument that he does not pose any danger to Slovakia.
“I have never hurt anybody, I am not dangerous to anybody,” he stated to the court, as quoted by SITA. He says he came to Slovakia to be with his Slovak wife and child.
The Algerian escaped from a camp for asylum seekers in late 2009 and police detained him in Austria. He was accommodated in the camp after the 180-day period during which he could be legally kept in the Medveďov police detention facility had lapsed.
5. Apr 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff