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International Day of the Disappeared, Vigil to Remember the Disappeared in Sri Lanka

The Tamil Refugee Council invites you to… A vigil to call on the Sri Lankan government to release the names of those that have surrendered and to put an end to its practice of enforced disappearances 5 – 6pm Thursday, August 30 State Library of Victoria (Opposite the Melbourne Central Train Station) Organised by the Tamil Refugee Council President: Nathan Bala 0433 500 037 Vice President: Garry Holliday 0428 586 320 Join the facebook event This vigil is particularly pertinent after the forced…

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Deported Tamil asylum seeker interrogated for 16 hours then released but still in danger

Distraught family members of deported Tamil asylum seeker Mr Dayan Anthony have finally been reunited with him. Anthony was deported on July 25. Anthony was interrogated for 16 hours after being handed over to the Sri Lankan police intelligence unit (CID) at Colombo airport. During this time, the Sri Lankan police refused to give the family any information. In a scene reminiscent of hostage dramas when hostages are paraded before camera and forced to say the words of their captors,…

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INDONESIA: Asylum seekers take to boats out of frustration

PUCAK, 22 June 2012 (IRIN) – Refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, many of whom fled persecution and conflict in their home countries, say they are being driven to get on boats for Australia out of frustration with the resettlement process. “It’s been two years that I have been here. How long am I supposed to wait?” asked Liaqat Ali Yousufi, 32, an ethnic Hazara from Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni Province, who was registered as a refugee in November 2011 and…

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Resolution at Victorian ALP State Conference calls for appeal process for asylum seekers with adverse security assessments

Urgency Motion: Rights of Appeal to adverse ASIO security decisions for Refugees & Asylum Seekers in indefinite detention. The lack of appeal rights and merits review of refugees with adverse ASIO assessment decisions means genuine refugees, men, women and children, are caught in a legal black hole.  They are effectively facing incarceration for the rest of their lives, simply for seeking protection as refugees in Australia.  Independent review and appeal are basic principles of modern justice. ASIO, like all decision…

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Petition to protest the indefinite detention of Ranjini and her children

Ranjini and her two children aged 6 and 8 have been taken by the Australian government and placed in ‘indefinite detention’, without charge, without trial, without appeal. Please find the link to the GetUp! petition which will be delivered to Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Immigration Minister Chris Bowen demanding to ensure no person in Australia should be held indefinetely without charge, trial or appeal. We urge all our members to sign this appeal and pass it on to family and…

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For World Human Rights Day the Refugee Advocacy Network will be organising events to call for the release of refugees, in the Mantra, MITA and all across Australia and offshore.

There will be a hologram projection at the Mantra in Preston from 8pm on Human Rights Day itself (50 people can also be present), and a rally socially distanced groups of 50 across different locations in the CBD from 2-3pm Saturday Dec 12 - that event will be up on Facebook shortly, in the meantime you can register for both covid-safe events here
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Read the article Refugees are the Canaries in the Mine:
www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/refugees-are-the-canaries-in-the-mine

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