Date archive forAugust, 2012
One of the survivors at Merak port. Photo: Krisna Widi Aria
By Admin On Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Ships ignored survivors pleas

Michael Bachelard, Indonesia | The Age | August 31, 2012 Asylum seekers who were plucked from the sea as their friends drowned around them say five ships passed them during their two days in the ocean but refused More...

HMAS Maitland, Navy patrol boat. Photo: Jamie Brown
By Admin On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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95 feared lost at sea off Java coast

Michael Bachelard and Megan Levy | August 31, 2012 HMAS Maitland, Navy patrol boat. Photo: Jamie Brown JUST 55 people had been rescued by last night from a boatload of 150 or more asylum seekers that foundered only More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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The Talibans secret letter to Pakistani army officer

Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan                                 South West Zone Date 28/5/2008   Dear Brother Mr.Colonol Usman, Director Military Intelligence! Salam Alaikum More...

Asylum seekers are transferred to the island. Picture: Daniel Wilkins Source: Herald Sun
By Admin On Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Nauru-bound asylum seekers on hunger strike

AAP | August 25, 2012 Asylum seekers are transferred to the island. Picture: Daniel Wilkins Source: Herald Sun   ASYLUM seekers at Christmas Island’s detention centre are refusing food in protest at plans More...

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By Admin On Sunday, August 19th, 2012
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Leaving is better than staying to face death

By Muhammad Khani I want to talk about my people, the Hazara people. The emigration of Hazara people started about 200 years ago. In the 1890s, the British-backed Amir of Afghanistan, Abdur Rahman Khan, killed More...

Police said unidentified armed men, riding a motorcycle, attacked an auto-rickshaw in which three persons were travelling from the Quetta city to Hazara Town.
By Admin On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Three more Hazaras killed in Quetta

Police said unidentified armed men, riding a motorcycle, attacked an auto-rickshaw in which three persons were travelling from the Quetta city to Hazara Town. QUETTA: In a fresh wave of target killings, three persons More...

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By Admin On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Australia Says Refugee Boat That Left Indonesia Is Missing

Great fears are held for 67 people, presumed to be asylum seekers, on board a boat that has been missing since it left Indonesia more than a month ago and may have sunk, Australian authorities said on Tuesday. The More...

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By Admin On Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Senate passes offshore processing bill

August 17, 2012 After two days of debate the Senate has passed legislation which will allow the offshore processing of asylum seekers who come by boat. The Greens put up several amendments to build in extra human More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Refugees must not be left to languish offshore, warns UN

August 15, 2012 THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that asylum seekers must not be held on Nauru or Manus Island for so long that they suffer psychological damage. With the Senate today More...

Ali Reza Sadiqi says Nauru is no deterrent. Picture: Lee Griffith, The West Australian
By Admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Offshore policy will not stop the boats

Rebecca Trigger | The West Australian | Updated August 15, 2012 Ali Reza Sadiqi says Nauru is no deterrent. Picture: Lee Griffith, The West Australian Offshore processing will not deter asylum seekers from coming More...