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Ex-Iran beauty queen granted refugee status

/ 04:50 AM November 09, 2019

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has granted refugee status to former Iranian beauty queen Bahare Zare Bahari, who has been stranded at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 after she was denied entry into the country.

In an order dated Nov. 6, Rosario Elena Laborte-Cuevas, officer in charge of the DOJ Refugees and Stateless Persons Protection Union, said a notice of recognition as refugee was issued to Bahari on orders of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

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Bahari’s refugee status was recognized under the 1951 Convention Relation to the Status of Refugees, Cuevas said.—JEROME ANING

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