Rohingyan refugee pleads for Australia’s permission to speak to EU

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Habiburahman asked to address European parliament about persecution, but cannot leave Australia

A Rohingyan refugee living in Australia is pleading with the Australian government to grant him a travel document allowing him to speak at the European parliament about the persecution of his people.

Pelo 1aHabiburahman – who goes by only one name – arrived in Australia from Myanmar, which was then known as Burma, by boat in 2009.

But he has spent 18 years as a stateless refugee and cannot currently leave Australia. He is pleading for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Rohingya people he says are silenced by the…

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