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Refugee Action Collective reiterates its strong opposition to all offshore processing

The Refugee Action Collective condemns the Gillard Labor government’s support for the bill moved by Rob Oakeshott that passed through the lower house tonight, Wednesday, the 27th of June. RAC condemns the opportunism of both sides of parliament, seeking to gain politically out of two boat disasters in the last week. Offshore processing does not protect lives, but seeks to deter asylum seekers from fleeing to save them. Gillard hopes to deter refugees from getting on boats by dumping boat…

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Burma: International support needed to protect Rohingyas from persecution

Statement, 14 June 2012 Odhikar is deeply alarmed by rapidly deteriorating sectarian violence in the Rakhine State of western Burma since June 3, 2012. So far the facts and evidence received by Odhikar depicts a grim scenario in which the minority Rohingyas are particularly persecuted and forced to leave their homeland. They are being killed, wounded and their villages burnt and when they try to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh they are pushed back to Burma. We appeal to the Government…

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Australian Rohingyan refugees fear for families missing in Burma violence

The anti-Rohingyan violence in Arakan province is directly affecting Rohingyan refugees in Australia. The family of a Rohingyan refugee, Habibrahman, presently in detention in Darwin Airport Lodge is missing. Habib’s mother, sister are missing since their house was burned down at the start of the violence on 8 June. His aunts and cousins are also missing, as hundreds have been reported killed, and thousands displaced in a government sponsored pogrom. Over 150 Rohingya Burmese will rally today in Canberra to…

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Five days of well planned ethnic-cleansing taking place against defenceless unarmed in Arakan state of western Burma

“Please do something to save Rohingya as human beings from well planned ongoing massacre.” In brief: At least 300 Rohingyans from Maungdaw and more than 400 Rohingyans from Sittwe were shot dead and brutally beaten to death and other several hundreds of Rohingyans taken away are missing. At least, Rohingya houses in 40 villages from Maungdaw and Almost all Rohingya villages from Sittwe/Akyab city were burn down. Beside, the fates of hundreds of Rohingya women and children escaped by boats…

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The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health (an Australian association of paediatric professionals) urged the immediate release of people seeking asylum from hotel detention in Melbourne into community housing.
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