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Threatened blogger seeks asylum in Sweden

A popular Yemeni blogger is seeking political asylum in Sweden after receiving death threats for lashing out against the country's President.

Nearly 2,000 people follow Afrah Nasser's remarks on Twitter. The 26-year-old journalist came to Sweden in May for a leadership seminar and stayed because of the threats.

Nasser plans to continue blogging from Sweden while she awaits a decision from the Swedish Migration Board.