Asylum seekers

A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border

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Noemi Álvarez Quillay’s death in Mexico was ruled a suicide. Credit José Luis Llivisaca Noemi Álvarez Quillay took the first steps of the 6,500-mile journey to New York City from the southern highlands of Ecuador on Tuesday, Feb. 4, after darkness fell. A bashful, studious girl, Noemi walked 10 minutes across dirt roads that cut through corn and potato fields, reaching the ... Read More »

Australian self-interest through Asian eyes

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As many Australians prepare for a holiday marking the most important Christian festival of year, it’s worth remembering that Jesus of Nazareth began life as a refugee, taken to Egypt to escape King Herod’s slaughter of male infants. The refugee family eventually went home, so there was no need to transfer the infant to an offshore detention facility – I ... Read More »

Stateless Refugee Caught In Legal Limbo

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Ahmad Alhaj, born in Saudi Arabia but ethnically Chadian, came to Australia seeking asylum. Virtually stateless, his only hope for protection is ministerial intervention, reports Miran Hosny Ahmad Alhaj, a 30-year-old refugee who is virtually stateless, is one of the refugees moved interstate from Villawood in NSW to Northam in Western Australia. Ethnically Chadian but born in Saudia Arabia, Alhaj ... Read More »

Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave

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Father-of-two’s family told them about his situation while in departure lounge – and they took the only action they could A man facing deportation from Sweden has been granted a temporary reprieve after fellow passengers aboard his flight to Iran prevented it from taking off by refusing to fasten their seat belts. A Kurd fearing persecution in his home country ... Read More »

Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government’s policies

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Greens’ Sarah Hanson-Young says Cambodian proposition is aimed at “shipping human suffering around our region” – Jump to comments Thousands of people rallied around the country on Palm Sunday to protest against the federal government’s asylum-seeker policies. Marches were planned for Adelaide, Armidale, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Protesters voiced several concerns about the government’s policies, including the ... Read More »

Μαρτυρίες και Φωτογραφίες από τα Κέντρα Κράτησης Μεταναστών στη Βόρεια Ελλάδα

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Λίγα 24ωρα μετά την αναφορά των Γιατρών Χωρίς Σύνορα «Ο αθέατος πόνος στα κέντρα κράτησης μεταναστών», ανακοινώθηκε στους μετανάστες η επ’ αόριστον κράτησή τους βάσει της γνωμοδότησης 44/2014 του Νομικού Συμβουλίου του Κράτους (ΝΣΚ). Το απάνθρωπο πρόσωπο του Κράτους φάνηκε και από τον τρόπο με τον οποίο τους ανακοινώθηκε η απόφαση. Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες από ανθρωπιστικές οργανώσεις, οι διοικήσεις εισήλθαν ... Read More »

Angus Campbell warns asylum seekers not to travel to Australia by boat

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Critics say the Abbott government is politicising the military over its border protection strategies  The commander of Operation Sovereign Borders, Angus Campbell Australian customs and border protection has launched a series of advertisements on YouTube featuring the commander of Operation Sovereign Borders Angus Campbell warning asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minors, “you will not make Australia home”, drawing further criticism the ... Read More »

St Kilda church leader protests asylum seeker policy with Easter crucifix installation

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AN EASTER sculpture with a confronting political message is on display at the Uniting Church’s St Kilda Parish Mission. The Rev John Tansey installed the three life-size wooden crucifixes to voice his protest of the Federal Government’s offshore asylum seekers policy. Barbed-wire figures of a father, mother and infant hang from the imposing crucifixes on church grounds at the busy ... Read More »