Category archives for: Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Afghanistan Still Unsafe For Asylum-Seekers

THE GREENS | Spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young Tuesday 14th December 2010 Any agreement by the Federal Government to send asylum-seekers back to Afghanistan is another signal that the Prime Minister doesn’t understand the plight of Hazaras in that country, according to Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Senator Hanson-Young, Greens spokesperson on Immigration, says suggestions that an imminent agreement […]

Afghan detainees to be sent home

Paul Maley and Lanai Vasek From: The Australian December 14, 2010 AUSTRALIA and Afghanistan have finalised an agreement that will pave the way for hundreds of failed asylum-seekers to be returned to Kabul. In a coup for the Gillard government, Canberra and Kabul have agreed on a draft memorandum of understanding, which is likely to […]

Voices from detention: Hazara youth speak out

Written by Scott Foyster on 10-12-2010 Today is International Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights. To mark today I thought that it would be fitting to publish some correspondence I received from some young Hazara men currently living in the Darwin Accommodation Lodge. They are unaccompanied minors but […]

Afghanistani Refugee crushed between two trucks in Patras, Greece

November 29, 2010 On Saturday afternoon, 27th of November, a 24 years old afghan refugee, father of three children, was crushed between two trucks during his effort to climb in one of them and leave for Italy. This happened in the national road Patras-Korinthos (in Greece). According to the Group for solidarity to refugees and […]

Human rights day speakout

Stop the war on refugees Troops out of Afghanistan Speakout 5.30pm Friday December 10 Sydney town hall Organised by Stop the War Coalition and Refugee Action Coalition Ten years of war have not brought democracy or human rights to Afghanistan. The Karzai government, which the West is supporting, only remains in power through rigging elections. […]

Indonesian Officers Scolded as 52 Refugees Escape Center

An International Organization for Migration officer talks to Iraqi and Afghanistan asylum seekers after officials said overcrowding was partly to blame for the mass escape.?(JG Photo/Safir Makki)

Nurfika Osman and AFP Jakarta. The Justice and Human Rights Ministry has blamed overcrowding and officers’ negligence for the escape of 52 illegal immigrants from its Kalideres Immigration Detention Center in West Jakarta. The immigrants — 26 from Afghanistan, 14 from Iraq, four from Nigeria, three from Sri Lanka and one from Bangladesh — broke […]

Amnesty slams advice on Afghanistan

Karlis Salna AAP A leading human rights group has slammed the advice being used by Labor to reject Afghan asylum seekers, warning security in Afghanistan is now at its worst in a decade. The warning extends to regions which are the chief sources of Afghan asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat, including the province […]

UN Welcomes Australia’s Move to Lift Afghan Asylum Ban

Phil Mercer | Sydney, 04 October 2010: The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed Australia’s decision to lift a freeze on the processing of claims from Afghan asylum seekers. In April, Canberra said it was suspending the processing of applications because security had improved in Afghanistan. The move was blamed in part for chronic overcrowding […]

‘What now for refugee rights?’

People's Assembly for Refugees. Canberra, September 29. Photo: Peter Boyle

By Jim McIlroy, Brisbane People’s Assembly for Refugees. Canberra, September 29. Photo: Peter Boyle “After the election: What now for refugee rights?” was the theme of a September 29 Refugee Action Collective forum. Wesley Widlend, from National Labor Students, condemned federal Labor’s “disgraceful display” on asylum seeker policy. “Many members of the Labor Party consider […]

Refugee groups say government advice on Hazara asylum-seekers is wrong

# Joe Kelly/ # From: The Australian REFUGEE groups fear a “flawed” government assessment of Afghanistan will unfairly taint asylum-seekers’ applications to stay in Australia. The assessment by the Australian embassy in Kabul, dated February 21, says many ethnic Hazaras in Afghanistan are fleeing the country as economic migrants, not genuine refugees, and that they […]

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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