A player who came to Japan as a representative of Myanmar for soccer, showed his intention to protest against the military, and then applied for refugee status in Japan, said that the Immigration Bureau of Japan could be persecuted if he returned to Japan. I found that I made a decision to admit.

Pyae Lyan Aung, who came to Japan as a representative of Myanmar for the second qualifying round of the Soccer World Cup in Asia, raised three fingers to show his intention to protest against the army at the match against Japan in May. , I stayed in Japan and applied for refugee status.



In response to this, the Immigration Bureau of Japan has been examining whether or not it meets the requirements stipulated in the Refugee Convention, such as by hearing from the person himself / herself.



As a result, the act of protesting with three fingers was transmitted to many people through the media, and citizens protesting the military were detained or killed in Myanmar. It turned out that he decided to recognize him as a refugee because he could be persecuted if he returned to Japan.



The Immigration Bureau will officially issue a refugee status certificate to Pyae Lyan Aung next week.

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