185 days of peaceful protest from East Lorengau refugees transit center. # Manus Hell





Image: @sunosi3 [3/2/18]



If the PNG Supreme Court has again ruled that the trafficking and imprisonment of Manus Island refugees is unconstitutional, are lawyers pursuing immediate release and access to a genuine asylum process, or just compensation? ---> This is the authority and consent form to give authorization to Lawyers to act be half of us in PNG Supreme Court. ...  @Shamindan1 [3/2/18]



@Aussie4Refugees [14/1/18]:  Why is there silence from media, human rights lawyers and "advocates" with regard to the possibility of seeking a remedy for Australia's illegally trafficked, imprisoned and exiled refugees under international law? ...



Suspend your disbelief as refugees who were trafficked and indefinitely imprisoned on Manus Island and Nauru by the Australian Labor Party lament the passing of one of the policy's key propagandists




It's quite a yarn -> REFUGEE ESCAPES TO FIJI FROM AUSTRALIA'S ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING AND EXILE REGIME IN PNG, BUT WAS DEPORTED, JAILED AND SUBSEQUENTLY ABANDONED BY PRO "DETERRENCE" MEDIA HACKS AND "ADVOCATES"  ---> Safety and freedom is all Iranian refugee Loghman Sawari hopes for, but since being resettled in [exiled to] Papua New Guinea from Manus Island, he feels further away from both.


"After so long, I'm a refugee and I [still] have not been given an ID card to show people my name,” he said.

“I have nothing. No support from immigration, no anything, like a place to stay. If the church didn't give me a place to stay, I believe I'd have to sleep on the road." ...[SBS - 15/8/17]



"PLEASE HELP ME, THEY ARE CRIMINAL" Refugee hounded for his attempted escape from Australia-PNG illegal anti-refugee trafficking and regime [ABC - 5/4/17]



Loghman Sawari - and all the other men, women and children imprisoned on Manus Island and Nauru - are stateless because of the complicity of the UNHCR [ABC- 23/2/17]



... [Fiji's Attorney-General] Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said he was advised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that Mr Sawari was not recognised as a refugee under the UNHCR mandate.

"It has further advised that he is a refugee recognised by Papua New Guinea under its national procedures. So Fiji has merely returned Sawari to his rightful place of residence," he said. ... [RNZI - 3/2/17]



31 January: UNHCR refuse to comment on Loghman Sawari case [Fiji Times]:


... When contacted, the United Nations refugee agency regional Representation in Canberra external relations officer,  Catherine Stubberfield, said the agency could not comment on individual cases of people of concern for the individuals' protection. ...



NSW police praise officers who broke Indigenous youth’s collarbone [Welcome to Country - 31/1/18]



Australia ignores calls for help after natural disaster [Welcome to Country - 2/2/18]:


It has now been five days since calls for help were made and the people of the Torres Strait have once again been largely ignored by the nations media and the government.

Every year the impact of king tides is increasing throughout the Torres Strait.

The solutions are known but the government appears to be unwilling when it comes to spending money in the region which has left residents exposed to the threats of rising sea levels. ...



Families have "lost everything", power lines are down and water supplies are at risk of contamination in the Torres Strait, where monsoonal tides are sweeping through communities, breaching a $24.5 million seawall built just six months ago. ... [NITV - 31/1/18]



... The ABC visited the Ninga Mia community and spoke to residents but they did not wish to be interviewed.  Kalgoorlie firefighters pelted with bricks and rocks on the job [ABC - 24/1/18]



An Israeli lawfare group tied to the Mossad – Israel’s deadly spy agency – is suing two New Zealand activists for “influencing” pop singer Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv gig in late December. ... [Electronic Intifada - 31/1/18]



South African Sports Minister boycotts Davis Cup matches with Israel [Electronic Intifada - 29/1/18]



Israeli airstrikes target sites in northern Gaza [Maan 2/2/18]



... "Abu Naim is the eighth Palestinian to have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, four of them at the age of 16 years." [Maan - 1/2/18]



Israeli authorities deported a 14-year-old epileptic Palestinian girl from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip earlier this month, without notifying her parents, and despite the fact that she has never lived there a day in her life. ... [+972 - 31/1/18]



Asylum seekers deported from Israel to Rwanda warn those remaining: ‘Don’t come here’ [Haaretz - 2/2/18]:


... “When we came, we didn’t have anything, not a single document. I stayed here in Rwanda for a year without any documents,” says Teklesambat.

“The UNHCR office sent us to immigration. We didn’t get anything.”

He too says he never managed to find work.

“Even the locals don’t have work, so how am I going to find work as a foreigner?”

The $3,500 he received from Israel, he says, did not last him a year.

Then the UNHCR office funded an apartment and food for him and his roommates.

“After that maybe they got tired and they told us: ‘You have to find work.’ Where are we going to find work? We slept outside the UNHCR office for two months. That was in 2016. After that, what can we do? We have nothing, we have no work, we are suffering. We asked to go to a refugee camp and they didn’t let us,” he says, noting that he applied in writing several times to the Rwandan government office responsible for dealing with refugees, and never received a reply. ... 



@AsafRonel [31/1/18]:  Israel to start handing out notices to refugees on Sunday: "you have 2 months to leave before being jailed until you agree to being deported". 1st deportation phase will include 10-15 thousand male refugees from Eritrea Sudan  



@davidsheen [1/2/18]:  The # of Israeli doctors taking out newspaper advertisements to express their vehement opposition to the Netanyahu government ethnically cleansing the country of 40,000 more non-Jewish African refugees… has risen to 1,000



@davidsheen [31/1/18]:  Note @YadVashem is no moral leader. It joins the Holocaust survivors & other progressive Israelis campaigning in solidarity with non-Jewish African refugees a whole month late. When 1st asked for comment, they slammed the phone down on @haaretz’s @gontarzn 



Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a cornerstone at the Holocaust Museum to be constructed in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.

The two leaders planted an olive tree symbolically to remind of the 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki who lost their lives in the German concentration camps during World War II. ... [Keep Talking Greece - 30/1/18]



Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Israel on Wednesday afternoon, during the Greece-Israel High-level Cooperation Council.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his government will be fully prepared as of next month, to deal with the refugee flows targeting various Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. ... [Greek Reporter - 28/1/18]



@Refugees_Gr [30/1/18]:  #Chios island #Vial concentration camp #refugeesgr #EUTurkeyDeal 



In reports about improved conditions in Moria camp, it is not always mentioned that the olive grove next to Moria is now full of tents and an estimated number of 1000 people live there, including families with children.

No heating, no facilities.

The fact that people are allowed to go to the mainland (around 400 people last week) is of course good news.

But much more needs to be done for the thousands of people who are forced to spend the winter in these unacceptable conditions. ... Lesvos Solidarity - Pikpa [28/1/18]



@wikileaks [2/2/18]:  Cable shows US asked UK customs on whether @JulianAssange could leave the country in July 2010. Info passed to US embassy's chief security attache (RSO). ...



3 February 2018