220th day of peaceful protests East Lorengau ...


SOS #Manus ...



Image: @HASA_Newcastle [10/3/18]



@MahdiAlizada18 [10/3/18]:  Since 16-1-2018 up today every day we have peaceful demonstration for #freedom,and it's ongoing still we get our freedom #Balikpapan ...



@D1tVbTzpTOjxmEN [10/3/18]:  53 days of our peaceful demonstration in Balikpapan detention center for freedom. Watch us today's protest in this video ...



‏@Subhanamir23 [10/3/18]:  #Balikpapan #AsylumSeekers #SaveMe Day 53 of Afghan innocent migrants successive peaceful protest for freedom. The opportunity of being free is taken from us. Please give us our lives back .@ditjen_imigrasi &@UNHCRIndo &@IOM_Indonesia 4 years in jail is not fair for no charges.



@Aussie4Refugees [10/3/18]:  More than 14,000 refugees have no shelter. are trapped and/or indefinitely imprisoned in Indonesia because signatories to the UN convention refuse to accept them



@Aussie4Refugees [25/1/18]:  A Sudanese man shows his identity card while sitting on the pavement in front of the Jakarta Immigration Detention Center in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Friday (05/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)  



Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres [Alaraby - 22/11/17]:


... Earlier this year he and the other inmates were told by Thomas Vargas, the head of UNCHR in Indonesia, that they "might be here for ten more years… and maybe [even] after ten, be forced to go back.  He said if we can't tolerate it, we should 'go back to our country'." ... [Where did UNHCR officials get the magic number "10"?]



Indonesia Immigration Detention Profile [Global Detention Project]:


... According to academic research findings, from 2011 to 2013 Australia channeled more than $90 million through the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for programmes in the region, “including the upgrade and refurbishment of existing detention facilities” in Indonesia. ...



Refugees in Israel - International Solidarity [10/3/18]:


More powerful words from powerful women! From yesterday's act of Women Against Deportation.

In a symbolic reference, the act took place in Gan Levinsky, the southern Tel Aviv spot where tens of thousands of asylum seekers were "dropped" by Israeli Authorities as they began to arrive at the country, without any help, assistance, registration nor even explanation.

The Israeli Government used to bring the men straight from Saharonim and later Holot, just leaving them there to figure out for themselves how to survive in Israel.

Yesterday, refugee women came together and said loud and clear to the Israeli Government: leave our men alone!



10 March 2018