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Activists scale Sydney icon in support of hundreds of refugees threatened with violence [TWEETS]

Activists have scaled Sydney Opera House in support of more than 600 refugees – all men – on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The refugees, who have been detained for more than four years, are refusing to leave a … Continue reading

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Australia’s offshore refugees lose court action. But there’s a twist to the ruling, says lawyer

  Around 600 refugees have been held for years on a remote island detention centre by the Australian government. But now Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities, acting in conjunction with the Australian government, have stopped all food, running water and … Continue reading

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This Kurdish journalist fled persecution in Iran, only to be jailed by Australia for being a refugee

A Kurdish journalist and poet fled Iran to seek asylum in Australia. But Australian authorities incarcerated him on the remote Manus Island (Papua New Guinea). He has since made a film of what it’s like there. And its international premiere … Continue reading

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An ‘army’ of Aussie citizens takes a stand against modern-day ‘concentration camps’

  During World War Two, people across Europe risked their lives to offer sanctuary to refugees escaping from the Nazis. And today, amid another refugee crisis, citizens are once again coming together to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable … Continue reading

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Hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers issue a desperate challenge to their captors

Just under 600 of the 800 refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government have written a heart-rending letter – effectively an ultimatum – to Canberra. To read more, click here. UPDATE: statement … Continue reading

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Hundreds of imprisoned refugees face attack from locals, UN may need to intervene

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers held in detention on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) by the Australian government are in imminent danger. Canberra has closed down facilities, leaving the refugees to their own fate. And detainees are now under … Continue reading

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When the UN accuses the Australian government of deception, you know it’s time for resignations

It’s extremely rare for the UN to accuse a government of deliberate deception. But that’s exactly what just happened. On 24 July, the UN essentially accused Australia of deceiving the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Amazingly, though, the … Continue reading

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