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RESOLUTION OF PROTEST BY THE HAZARAS OF AFGHANISTAN AND THE DIASPORA ON THE SYSTEMATIC PERSECUTION & KILLING OF HAZARAS IN AFGHANISTAN

RESOLUTION OF PROTEST BY THE HAZARAS OF AFGHANISTAN AND THE DIASPORA ON THE SYSTEMATIC PERSECUTION & KILLING OF HAZARAS IN AFGHANISTAN

Hazara People International Network On Friday, 25 July 2014, Afghanistan’s Hazaras were once again the victim of terror and persecution because of their ethnicity and religion. The suspected Taliban fighters stopped the three vans – two heading to the capital of Kabul and one on its way from Kabul to Cheghcheran – in the Lal […]

THE HUMAN FACE OF REFUGEE POLICY

By Besmellah Rezaee Refugees are the most vulnerable class of people in the world. They lack the protection of any state until and unless they are afforded it. Their desperate situation should oblige others to treat them with a compassionate realisation that refugees are human beings and their vulnerability should not be politicised for unethical […]

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Punishment for Punishment’s Sake: the new guiding principles of Australia’s immigration policy

By Besmellah Rezaee In the past three months, the Coalition government has been busy implementing its pre-election policies that effectively violate the human rights of asylum seekers in this country. Accompanying the policy changes, we have witnessed Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s flagrant vilification of this vulnerable group in the media. The government has embarked on […]

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THE HAZARAS

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THE HAZARAS

By Julian Burnside AO QC. Since about 1998, a significant proportion of boat people coming to Australia have been Hazaras from Afghanistan or Pakistan. On 26 August 2001, the Norwegian cargo ship MV Tampa rescued the passengers of a small boat called the Palapa. The Palapa was breaking up in moderate seas in the Indian […]

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Hazara refugee fears for brothers’ lives after family reunion applications pushed to back of queue

A Hazara refugee says he fears for the lives of his young brothers in Pakistan after hearing it could be 10 years before they can join him in Australia. Zaman Nasiry, 22, was born in Afghanistan, but moved to Pakistan with his family when he was young. After his father was killed by the Taliban, […]

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The Anti-Apartheid Leader’s Farewell

Hazara People International Network:The world has lost a great man of our time today; a man who spent his life time fighting for justice and equality. As one of the most oppressed ethnic group in the world, the Hazaras value Mandela’s struggles for peace and justice as they have been the victims of injustice and […]

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Arming the Taliban? Whatever floats your gunboat

November 19, 2013     Blunt Instrument John Birmingham tells stories. Most of them true. Twitter   Dateline. Canberra. The Abbott Government announced today it had offered the Taliban a squadron of helicopter gunships to interdict the movement of Hazara refugees out of Afghanistan. Buoyed by the Sri Lankan government’s enthusiastic receipt of two gunboats […]

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Flag of Hazaristan

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Flag of Hazaristan

Designed by prominent Hazara poet and journalist Kamran Mir Hazar.

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Barat Ali Batoor’s photo of asylum seekers wins inaugural Walkley Awards Photo of the Year

A POIGNANT photo taken by a Hazara refugee of asylum seekers emerging from below deck for a breath of fresh air has won the inaugural Photo of the Year at the Walkley Awards. The image, shot by Barat Ali Batoor and published in The Global Mail, is the first of five winners to be announced […]

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Labor’s new asylum seeker policy ‘inhuman’, say Pakistan’s Hazaras

by: Jason Burke Community leaders, campaigners and students from the Hazara community in Pakistan have reacted angrily to the announcement from the prime minister, Kevin Rudd, that all asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat will be sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement, and none will be allowed to stay in […]

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