On June 30th yet another spate of bombings occurred in three separate parts of Pakistan. Shia Muslims were targeted in Quetta with responsibility being claimed by Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Hazaras in particular have suffered at the hands of this group, forcing many to seek asylum in Australia with Hazara refugees composing one of the […]
Asylum seekers are angry and upset at the death last night (Thursday) of an Afghan asylum seeker in the Villawood detention centre.
According to witnesses inside the detention centre, Serco guards left Ali on the ground for almost an hour before calling an ambulance.
He was taken from the centre around 7.30pm and died later […]
By Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Immigration raids and re-detentions have begun across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this weekend. Immigration cars are watching houses where people are living lawfully on community detention conditions and bridging visas. There is fear among community based asylum seekers as those called to appointments are then seized and taken […]
By Natalie O’Brien, The Sydney Morning Herald. From http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/australias-bungles-and-coverups-exposed-20120602-1zoiy.html:
A spy working for the Australian Federal Police was the “confidential source” who provided a tip-off that an asylum seeker boat carrying 105 asylum seekers was sinking – but the AFP and Australian Customs and Border Protection failed to pass on the information for almost […]
Three Afghan Hazara asylum seekers who were tortured and beaten unconscious by guards at the end of February after attempting to escape the Pontianak detention centre in West Kalimantan, Indonesia have been refusing food since the night of Wednesday 18th April.
Mark Goudkamp from the Refugee Action Coalition and Ridwan Bakar from the Indonesian Legal […]
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