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Hazara Asylum Seekers Protest Against Genocide of Hazara People

Indonesia/ Family Camp

STRANDED IN KUPANG

By: Vikki Riley If you are an Australian tourist en route to Bali for holidays or business, spare a thought next time you fly over Kupang, just an hour out of Darwin, for the Hazara asylum seekers locked up courtesy of the Indonesian police and dining on tainted white rice laced with dirt, ants and […]

Message from hunger strikers in Curtin Detention Centre

This comes from an Afghan asylum seeker who was taking part in the mass hunger strikes that broke out on January 18: There are 1,100 people in Curtin detention prison. More than 300 are on hunger strike. The rest, 100 percent, are boycotting the mess. Last week only three people got a decision, all of […]

Returning asylum seekers to Afghanistan will place them in grave jeopardy

Back to the danger zone Phil Glendenning | January 19, 2011 IN HIS recent quarterly report on Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon began his discussion of the security situation there with the simple statement: “During the reporting period, the number of security incidents was 66 per cent higher than during the same period in 2009.” […]

There is no way the safety of Hazaras men, women and children can be guaranteed if they are returned to Afghanistan: Fr Jim Carty

Govt’s “Safe Return” for Afghan Asylum Seekers An Absurdity Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese | 18 Jan 2011 Father Jim Carty, co-ordinator of the Marist Asylum Seeker Refugee Centre has hit out at Government plans to deport failed Afghan asylum seekers back to their homeland and says any claims that these people will be protected and […]

Curtin detainees ‘on hunger strike’

FLIP PRIOR | The West Australian | January 18, 2011 Hundreds of asylum seekers at the Curtin Detention Centre near Derby have gone on hunger strike this morning and are refusing to even drink water, according to a refugee advocate. Advocate Pamela Curr said a detainee told her of the protest in a short telephone […]

Thousands of Afghan asylum seekers face deportation

Yuko Narushima IMMIGRATION CORRESPONDENT | January 18, 2011 AUSTRALIA has the green light to deport thousands of Afghan asylum seekers after reaching a historic agreement with the Afghan government. The Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Afghan Refugee Minister, Jamaher Anwary, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in […]

Australia, Afghan refugee forced return deal

ABC Radio Australia | January 17, 2011 A new agreement between Australia and Afghanistan paves the way for the first forced return of Afghans who are deemed not to be refugees. And if that happens, they are likely to be from the persecuted Hazara minority because they form the majority of Afghan arrivals in Australia. […]

Australia pushes to forcibly deport Afghan asylum seekers

Millicent Caffrey, Thursday, 6 January 2011 The Gillard Government has struck a deal with Afghanistan’s Karzai Government to allow Australian authorities to forcibly deport Afghans who do not want to return to the war torn country. The Memorandum of Understanding that was finalised last month bears striking similarities to Howard-era policies. Under the Liberal Government’s […]

Appeal to the Aussie government for sympathetic consideration of the cases of Hazara asylum-seekers

January 04, 2011 The centuries-long oppressed and under-represented ethnic Hazaras may have viewed a gleam of hope when they put their lives at a stake to embark on an, otherwise, perilous journey; thousands of miles away to Australian shores but, unfortunately, hundreds of them are compelled to live a miserable life in their detention centers. […]

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

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