A message from Basir Ahang journalist and human rights activist in Italy:
Unfortunately Australian government decided to deport the asylum seeker Ismail Mirzajan back to Afghanistan; he is a Hazara asylum seeker who has arrived to Australia in February 2010. He fled Afghanistan as a teenager, in 2001, after the killing of his father by the Taliban. His previous claims for asylum had been rejected by the United Kingdom and Ireland. Actually Mirzajan is in a high security at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney.
On Saturday 19 November, he will be deported back to the hell called Afghanistan from where he had escaped away to survive and live.
The situation in Afghanistan is very clear to every one like a sunny day. The Hazaras are not safe in this country and they are being targeted very badly almost everyday; anywhere they are captured by the fundamentalists and extremists, they are being executed quickly.
In an interview Mirzajan said: “if I go to Kabul, I’m going to be dead in my country. I have no one to protect me. I have no friends there. No family there. So how can I live, relocating to Kabul?”
As a member of Hazara people I ask the Australian Government to review the case of Ismail Mirzajan in order to avoid a wrong decision that could put his life in danger.
Finally I want to thank the advocates, the human rights organizations, the Australian Greens and the Australian citizens that have paid their attention and have voiced for the favor of Mirzajan’s case.
If you are interested to support this helpless asylum seeker, you can sign this appeal and send it back to me via e-mail with your name, surname and position.
Email: br.ahang at gmail.com