The southern Polish city of Kraków has offered temporary shelter to Libyan writer, linguist and philosopher Monem Mahjoub.

Mahjoub has been a victim of intimidation by the Muslim Brotherhood for his books containing criticism of radical Islam. He left his homeland fearing for his life.

The Polish city has offered him political asylum, accommodation and a grant.

Mahjoub told Polish Radio: "After five years of wandering through North Africa, my stay in Kraków is a kind of convalescence and rest for me. I am looking forward to meeting many nice people here."

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