209th day of peaceful protest from East Lorengau refugees transit center.


 # Manus SOS



Image: @sunosi3 [27/2/18]



Everybody loves Roman "stop the boats" Quaedvlieg - hero of Australia's pro "deterrence" academy, rights establishment, legal "experts" and media.


His private life/salary/twitter activities ameliorate any need for actual scrutiny of Border Force and Operation Sovereign Borders.



Guests honoured to hear from alumnus Roman Quaedvlieg APM, @ABFComm at our Prize Ceremony on Wednesday. ... @qutlaw [11/5/17]



... Trump: What is the thing with boats?

Why do you discriminate against boats?


No, I know, they come from certain regions.

I get it.


Washington Post [3/8/17]



As region refuses to condemn genocide and protect the Rohingya, refugees see no end to suffering [Japan Times - 26/2/18]



Suu Kyi should oppose Myanmar military or resign, says fellow Nobel Prize winner [Reuters - 26/2/18]:


... "We are so angry about our Nobel sister Aung San Suu Kyi," said Karman, who visited women in refugee camps on Sunday and Monday along with another two laureates.

"She should tell the truth or she should resign," said Karman by phone from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

"If she continues in this role, she is one of the perpetrators."

Karman, who in 2011 was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in Yemen, said Suu Kyi could face international prosecution - along with military officers - as she had failed to protect civilians.

Suu Kyi's spokesman's phone was turned off, while two officials at the foreign ministry, which she also leads, said they were not able to answer questions.

A military spokesman did not answer his phone.

Karman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation she had spoken to 15 women who said their husbands and some of their children had been killed, and they had been raped repeatedly by soldiers.

"You can't imagine what we heard today," said Karman.

Suu Kyi, 71, has rarely directly addressed allegations of abuses against Rohingya people even though at least 688,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, according to U.N. figures.

On Monday, European Union foreign ministers agreed to draw up sanctions on military leaders. ...



@Vpedrosa [26/2/18]:  Issara is 10 years old and was shot by #Myanmar forces. @NobelWomen are listening to her story and others, gathering accounts to start @IntlCrimCourt investigation into #genocide ...



Myanmar Energy Monitor - Woodside Energy



@Aussie4Refugees [26/2/18]: Richard was more interested in maintaining the demented "deterrence" ideology than protecting 100s of 1,000s of Rohingya who face ongoing genocide ... Yet now she is utterly untouchable, as the media propagandise trafficking one Rohingya from #Manus to US.  



@Aussie4Refugees [26/2/18]:  The Australia-US "deal" is NOT "freedom", it is a coercive, secretive and sadistic refugee trafficking charade: This latest Guardian pro "deterrence" propaganda raises more questions than it answers. ... #Manus #Nauru  



Appeals court hears argument that a lighthouse counts as US soil in case of Cuban migrants [now exiled in Australia after a year of imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay] case [7 News Miami - 5/12/17]



The Empire of "deterrence": Push back, deport, indefinitely imprison and exile (with no citizenship rights) refugees to everywhere but the destination in which they sought asylum [Miami Herald - 25/8/17]


... It’s not clear what sort of agreement was made between U.S. and Australian officials regarding the migrants.

The U.S. State Department would not comment.

“We have no comment on Australia’s refugee resettlement policies,” reads an emailed statement attributed to “a U.S. official.” ...



This shamefully exploitative stunt brought to you by a Democrat fraud who supported Barack "Deporter in Chief" Obama ---> The relationship between U.S. immigration officials and California’s liberal leaders soured long ago, but Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to warn potential targets of federal arrest that an immigration sweep could be imminent was an extraordinary escalation.

Schaaf said she issued the alert Saturday night after receiving confidential tips from “credible sources” who revealed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, was planning arrests across the Bay Area as soon as Sunday. ... [SFGate - 25/2/18]



Mother and father have spent 88 days locked up, even after payment of bail money, say lawyers [USA Today - 25/2/18]:


... Casey Bryant, legal director of the immigrant rights defense center at Latino Memphis, represents Lopez-Marin and Hernandez on their immigration matters. 

They have a 17-year-old son and a daughter who's about 10. Bryant said the girl is a U.S. citizen, and the son also has legal immigration paperwork.

"You don't have to be an immigrant to be affected by immigration," she said.

She said these children are facing the extreme trauma of their parents' sudden disappearance, as are many other children like them. ...



Ecuador’s proposal to the United Kingdom for a mediation on the case of Julian Assange “has not enhanced,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Maria Fernanda Espinosa.

“To mediate you need two parties, Ecuador is willing, but not necessarily the other party”, she explained.


Ecuador, through a legal team from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has analyzed more than 30 similar cases in the world to find a solution.

Among them, the ministry studied the case of the British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, sentenced by Iran to five years in prison, on charges related to security, and for which the British Government considered granting diplomatic protection. ... [Media Release - 23/2/18]



@couragefound [23/2/18]:  "A U.S. government official told Reuters last week that federal prosecutors were still pursuing a criminal investigation against WikiLeaks." 



26 February 2018