An update on the case of the fugitive ex-monk Nenkham:DSI Confident Ex-Monk Ineligible For US Asylum
(16 September) A senior official at the Division of Special Investigation (DSI) expressed confidence that the fugitive ex-monk wanted by the DSI will not be granted asylum visa in the United States, where he is believed to be residing to avoid legal prosecution in Thailand.
Over the weekend, Khaosod has reported that the DSI failed to capture Mr. Wirapol Sukphol, the famous (now defrocked) monk also known as Luang Pu Nen Kham, at a temple in Laos.
Reports say the DSI is attempting to contact US immigration to prevent Mr. Wirapol from applying for an asylum visa in the US. Sources close to Mr. Wirapol indicate he may cite "religious persecution" as grounds for asylum. http://www.khaosod.co.th/en/view_newson ... =&catid=03
He is obviously trying to copy the notorious ex-Ajahn Yantra who also requested (and was granted) asylum in the US citing religious persecution as his reason. It is not surprising really, with so many religious and spiritual cults happily prospering in the US.