Hassan Gol Khanban, Iranian president Ahmadinejad’s camera, has requested asylum in the US, following the UN General Assembly meeting at the UN last week.

Gol Khanban has been Ahmadinejad’s cameraman for a while and his family went into hiding and purportedly left Iran in preparation of Gol Khanban’s defection.

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The request for asylum can take up to 180 days. According to his lawyer, Paul O’Dwyer, Gol Khanban is currently hiding in an undisclosed location.

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