Political activists seek refuge in New York

Many human rights activists and political dissidents escape to New York to avoid persecution in their home countries.

    For many people, living in New York is the fulfillment of the 'American Dream'.
     
    But it is also the first port of call for some people escaping persecution in their home countries.
     
    Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from New York City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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