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Peter Dutton’s department blocked white South African farmer’s asylum bid

Story from: South Africa | The Guardian

A man who applied for asylum on the grounds of ‘harm on the basis of his race’ had his claim denied

Peter Dutton’s department blocked a white South African farmer’s asylum bid because its evidence showed “the vast majority of crimes against whites are not racially motivated�.

A delegate for Dutton also shut down a second, separate asylum bid by a white South African woman who feared racially motivated persecution, arguing there was no evidence she “had been targeted because of her race or gender or that she would be targeted for this reason upon her return�.

Related: Tony Abbott backs Peter Dutton’s call for visas for white South African farmers

Related: South Africa criticises Australian plan to fast-track white farmer visas

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