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Activists attempt to prevent Hazara man deportation at Perth airport

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. […]

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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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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“Reaping What Is Sown”: Teaching Greek to Afghanistani Refugees

by Marina Mogli In 2010, in a spur of the moment decision, I decided to volunteer to teach Greek to immigrants and asylum seekers in the Immigrant Center in my hometown, Volos in the port city in Greek region of Thessaly. [Add maps & photos] I always wanted to do something to help people and […]

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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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Afghan minister grilled over migrant rights

Afghans protest in front of parliament as Refugees and Repatriation minister questioned by parliament over corruption.   Ali M Latifi Last updated: 09 Nov 2013 21:15 Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Jamaher Anwari, has appeared before the nation’s parliament to address allegations of widespread corruption within the ministry. Anwari survived a […]

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Amazing story of survival

  Mohammad Reza Froogh has been through a lot more than most other 19-year-olds in his short life so far. From being shot at by the Taliban, doing time in a Bali jail and then escaping, to being rescued from a sinking boat, the Naracoorte resident’s story is nothing short of amazing. An Afghanistani refugee, […]

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