Five dead after asylum boat sinks off the coast of Indonesia

Five dead after asylum boat sinks off the coast of Indonesia

Source: Herald Sun, Australia A GROUP of 14 asylum seekers has been rescued by fishermen in Indonesia after their boat sank in the Sunda Strait on its way to Australia, but at least five others are believed to have drowned.   Boat sunk in the Sunda Strait about 3am AEST Believed to be carrying 73 […]

Hazaras flee ‘systematic genocide’ in Pakistan

Hazaras flee ‘systematic genocide’ in Pakistan

Source: Brisbane Times Despite the risks of the long, slow boat trip to Australia – made starkly evident by the Christmas Island disaster this week when two asylum seekers drowned – hundreds of ethnic Hazaras in Pakistan are planning the same trip. Facing what they have described as a ”systematic genocide” in Pakistan, more and […]

Plight of the Hazara fails to move stone hearts in Canberra

Source: The Australian IN the world of refugees there are many deserving causes, but the Hazaras of Afghanistan and western Pakistan make up a large proportion of asylum-seekers boarding leaky boats to Australia. The Hazaras are among the most educated of Afghan tribes and are a marked people, their distinctive Mongolian facial features a target […]

Transfers continue to Nauru

Source: Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australian Govt. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) today announced the successful transfer of 20 irregular maritime arrivals to Nauru, where they will be processed. The group of mostly Pakistanis and Afghans, departed Christmas Island on March 26 on a charter aircraft, escorted by the Australian Federal Police […]

Terror Against Hazara Muslim Minority in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

Author: Stephen Shwartz Source: The  Weekly Standard   The Hazaras fought the Communists and have threatened to form a militia to defend themselves against LeJ in Pakistan. But their chances in organized combat now appear small. Urban Pakistan, where the refugee Hazaras are found typically, is not mountainous Afghanistan. On February 28, Syed Zaman, head […]

Former LeJ chief involved in Daniel Pearl murder arrested in Karachi

Courtesy: Dawn News KARACHI: Security forces achieved yet another success in the ongoing targeted operation against militants and lawbreakers in Karachi when they arrested the former chief of outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) on Sunday, DawnNews reported. Qari Abdul Hayee alias Asadullah, along with other serious crimes, was wanted for his alleged connection in the murder of […]

Imminent deportation poses grave risk for Hazaras’ safety

Source: Amnesty International, Australia Amnesty International has grave concerns with the Government’s recent move to start returning Hazara asylum seekers to Afghanistan and Pakistan. “The security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and we are extremely fearful for their safety should the Government send these asylum seekers back,” said Alex Pagliaro, Amnesty International’s Refugee Spokesperson. “The […]