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Behind the refugee break-out

Hazara refugee broke out of their detention centre on September 1 to hold a peaceful seven-hour protest. Photo from RAC Victoria.

By Niko Leka Hazara asylum seekers, who broke out of the Northern Immigration Detention Centre in Darwin on September 1 to hold a peaceful seven-hour protest, have been transferred to the WA Curtin detention centre. On September 3, Australian Association of Hazaras spokesperson Arif Fayazi told ABC radio he was concerned for their welfare. Fayazi […]

Hazara Asylum seekers plead for help in Darwin, Australia

The union which represents staff at Darwin’s Immigration Detention Centre says asylum seekers were able to break out even though the electrified perimeter fence was turned on. The union says a small number of staff employed by the private company Serco were outnumbered when more than 80 asylum seekers broke out in protest against their […]

Letter from Hazara detainee to the media

The letter from a Hazara detainee was ripped in pieces and parts of the Ghazni's plea are missing. Source: The Australian

ONE of the Afghan (Hazara) asylum-seekers protesting in front of the Darwin detention centre managed to send a message – hidden in a bottle – to the media. The letter was ripped in pieces and parts of the man’s plea for are missing. This is what he wrote: My name … I’m from Ghazni from […]

Mass breakout of detainees at Darwin immigration detention centre

A riot by detainees at Darwin's immigration detention centre yesterday. Source: Supplied

Paul Toohey & AAP From: The Daily Telegraph UPDATE 4pm Northern Territory police have ended a seven-hour stand-off by asylum seekers at a Darwin detention centre. The large group sat in 30-degree temperatures on the side of the Stuart Highway, pleading for authorities to re-examine their failed bids for refugee status. Police circled in on […]

Riz Wakil, the Hazara refugee set to surf with Abbott questions the Opposition Leader on asylum seeker policy

See also: Riz Wakil to discuss humanity with Tony Abbott

The Freezing of Afghan Asylum Claims in Australia

Rachel McCarthy, July 26, 2010 We warn you to leave your job as a teacher as soon as possible, otherwise we will cut the heads off your children and shall set fire to your daughter. —A letter from the Taliban to a female teacher. On April 9, Minister of Immigration Chris Evans announced changes to […]

Riz Wakil to discuss humanity with Tony Abbott during surfing lesson won at auction

AAP, June 17, 2010 8:44AM RIZ Wakil will use a surfing lesson from Tony Abbott to tell the federal opposition leader about the plight of refugees and his own success story. The Afghan refugee, who spent nine months in the Curtin Detention Centre courtesy of the previous Howard government, was among a group of six […]

UN queries Government on plunging number of accepted Aghan refugees

AAP July 19, 2010 12:52AM THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees has asked the Australian Government to explain why the number of Afghan asylum seekers it has accepted as refugees has plunged since 2009. In an interview with Fairfax newspapers, UN assistant high commissioner for protection Erika Feller confirmed the UN had asked the Labor […]

Hazara refugees: Afghanistan not safe for us

By Pip Hinman, SYDNEY, May 30, 2010 — A national mobilisation by a newly-formed Australia Hazara Council today brought 1000 Hazara refugees into the streets in the centre of Sydney. They were protesting the Karzai regime’s “Talibanisation” of Afghanistan, through which their land, livelihood and families are being displaced by the Taliban, under the nose […]

Ali Ahmadi, A very talented young Hazara boy. Martial artist and actor

Ali Ahmadi, A very talented young Hazara boy. Martial artist and actor

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

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