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An 18-Year-Old Hazara Refugee In Indonesia Is Making Documentaries On His Smartphone

An 18-Year-Old Hazara Refugee In Indonesia Is Making Documentaries On His Smartphone

By Alex McKinnon The debate around asylum seekers in Australia is an old and frequently vicious one that does an excellent job of silencing some of the most important voices: the asylum seekers and refugees themselves. A combination of government secrecy, language barriers, the tyranny of distance and political scapegoating means that we rarely hear directly […]

Hazara asylum seeker fears for life if forceably returned, say refugee advocates

By Chloe Booker Protesters say a Hazara asylum seeker faces death if returned. Refugee advocates say they fear a Victorian Hazara asylum seeker will be killed when the Federal Government sends him back to Afghanistan on Wednesday. More than 150 Hazara and refugee advocates protested against his deportation outside the Immigration Department’s Melbourne offices on Sunday holding placards such […]

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Asylum seekers on the doorstep of UN office in Jakarta with nowhere to turn

By Michael Bachelard Jakarta: For Sardar “Sammy” Hussein, barely more than a boy, the words he’s whispering under his breath have become almost a mantra: “What should I do? What should I do?” We’re sitting on a doorstep across the road from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ office in central Jakarta, which has […]

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2nd Hazara Man Deported

Reported by Stephanie March CHRIS UHLMANN: The second Hazara man to be deported by the Australian Government against his will says he fears for his life in Kabul. The Immigration Department rejected the man’s claim that his job involved driving through Taliban areas, saying he’d be safe if he settled in Afghanistan’s capital. But refugee […]

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No Justice for teenaged Afghanistan Immigrants during Forced Deportation in Norway

By: Kawa gharji It is nearly 12 years since the Taliban regime has fallen and a new government was established with the support of international communities accompanied by unprecedented support of people of Afghanistan. Over the past 100 years, no government in history of Afghanistan has experienced such level of widespread enthusiastic support. Before that, […]

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Norway: The Hell for Asylum Seekers

By Kawa Gharji Translated: Ishaq Mohammadi “Norway police usually search for asylum seekers over the weekends.  The reason police search and arrest asylum seekers over the weekends is because asylum seekers’ lawyers are not in their offices and it is impossible for asylum seekers to get in touch with their lawyers.  When everyone is asleep […]

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Hazara Refugees in Indonesia; Who Are We Anyway?

by Khadim Dai

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Activists attempt to prevent Hazara man deportation at Perth airport

By Pamela Medlen Activists have been campaigning at Perth International Airport to try to prevent a man from the minority Hazara community in Afghanistan being deported. The Refugee Rights Action Network said the 20-year-old man, who has been held at a detention centre in Northam for two years, has been moved to a facility near the airport. […]

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Taliban tortures Abbott government deportee

by Abdul Karim Hekmat Zainullah Naseri has been in Afghanistan three weeks when the Taliban find him. They stop the car in which he is travelling and find in his pockets his Australian driver’s licence – a memento of the country that on the night of August 26 made him the first Hazara to be […]

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Swedish government: Stop deportations by force

by Elisabeth Tingdal An article from the Swedish publication ”Miljömagasinet”, February 21, 2014 Translated from Swedish by Anita Amott for Hazara People International Network Last year about a hundred of Afghans were deported by force to Kabul. It was a painful business involving special police force, dogs and barricades. Demonstrators showed their loathing of the […]

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