...  Day 157 peaceful protest. [West Haus, Manus]



One who wins with no problems it's just a victory but one who wins with a lot of trouble that is history, we will together make a history.‏ @Shamindan1 [6/1/18]



@sunosi3 [6/1/18]:  157 days of peaceful protest from East Lorengua refugees transit center. The one thing we are Hoping for in the world of today is just freedom in a safe country. Keeping vulnerable people in remote areas for 5yrs is very injustice . Refugees from #Manus 



The Habeas corpus case relating to the disappearance of 12 Tamils who disappeared after surrendering to the Sri Lankan military at the end of the armed conflict in May 2009, has been postponed to March 19.  ... [Tamil Guardian - 6/1/18]



Thirteen Tamils accused of fraud, falsifying documents, extortion and money laundering in order to fund the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are to stand trial in Switzerland on Monday.

The men, from Germany, Switzerland and Sri Lanka, are accused of sending $15.3 million to the LTTE. ... [Tamil Guardian - 6/1/18]



Open warrant issued to arrest Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the US [Tamil Guardian - 5/1/18]



Body of young Tamil man recovered from Jaffna well [Tamil Guardian - 5/1/18]



The Sri Lankan government acknowledged the planned acquisition of 671 acres of land in Mullaitivu is in order the establish a central navy base. ... [Tamil Guardian - 5/1/18]



OIC rights body finds organised campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas - stops short of condemning Myanmar and calling on the region to protect and offer sanctuary [Dhaka Tribune - 6/1/18]



Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media [Reuters- 4/1/18]



Burma Task Force strongly condemns tweet by Canadian ambassador to Indonesia while visiting Myanmar [Voice Online - 4/1/18]:


... Burma Task Force Canada said that it continues to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland “to support Rohingya’s population by leading the international community in an aggressive stance against Myanmar’s leadership and the establishment of an international peacekeeping force that will ensure the security of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.”

It noted: “Canada must acknowledge the genocide taking place in Myanmar. Minister Freeland has referred to the atrocities in Myanmar as ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. In this context, the world must not stand by while this horror unfolds. No representative of Canada should display a disregard for a humanitarian crisis taking place before the world. It would not have been acceptable in Bosnia, or in Rwanda, and it is not acceptable in Burma.” ...



An Indigenous mother took to social media this week to express her disgust after learning that her children we’re turned away from Woolworth’s simply for being ‘Murri’.

The incident happened in Townsville’s Vincent Village shopping centre on Thursday night.

A group of Indigenous youths were heading home from their usual Thursday night out when they decided to stop and pick up some things from Woolworths.

The boys were then confronted by security guards while trying to enter the supermarket.

One of the security guards then told the boys that ‘No Murri’s’ under the age of 18 were allowed to enter Woolworths after 6:00 pm. ... [Welcome to Country - 5/1/18]



New wave of child torture claims set to rock Australia [Welcome to Country - 3/1/18]



A teenager accused of violently assaulting a police officer at a busy Melbourne shopping centre is back behind bars after a magistrate revoked his bail, finding he had breached one of his bail conditions just a day after being released.

The 17-year-old faces charges of assault, assaulting an emergency services worker on duty, recklessly causing injuring and intentionally causing injury, over an incident at Highpoint Shopping Centre on Boxing Day, where he allegedly kicked a senior constable in the face.

Police described the incident as "violent and cowardly", saying that had an accomplice not held the teenager back, the police officer's injuries would have been more significant.

The teenager was granted bail on Tuesday, prompting the Andrews government to demand an explanation.

The boy was taken back into custody yesterday, after youth justice workers reported the alleged bail breach to police.

The court was told the boy was spotted with a mobile phone when he attended a scheduled youth justice appointment with his father.

A youth justice worker testified the boy was reminded his bail conditions meant he wasn't allowed to be in possession of a smartphone. ... [9 News - 5/1/18]



Police charge juveniles with arson in Cloncurry [North West Star - 5/1/18]



Young woman killed in Alice Springs hit-and-run, 50yo man arrested [ABC - 6/1/18]



Israeli suspect in Kosovo organ trafficking case arrested in Cyprus [Reuters - 6/1/18]:


... Police accuse Israeli Moshe Harel of seeking out people in need of kidney transplants and of luring donors to Kosovo from Turkey and the ex-Soviet Union with the promise of up to 12,000 euros ($14,500) in payment.

Sponsored Recipients, mainly Israelis, paid between 80,000 and 100,000 euros for the organs.

Some donors never received any money.


In a separate case, attention over the trafficking allegations has grown since Council of Europe envoy Dick Marty in 2010 accused Kosovo Albanian guerrilla fighters of harvesting organs from captives, mainly Serbs, during the 1998-99 Kosovo war. ...



Israeli court releases Nour al-Tamimi on bail [Maan - 5/1/18]



Palestinian youths reportedly threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli settler bus near the al-Fuwwar refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron late Thursday night. ... [Maan - 5/1/18]



Israel carries out airstrikes across southern Gaza [Maan - 4/1/18]



Islamic State in Sinai declares war on Hamas in gruesome execution video [Times of Israel - 4/1/18]:


... On Thursday, Hamas spokesperson Salah Bardawil dismissed the Islamic State video as a “Zionist production.”

The video is “a Zionist production in which Arab tools participate to distort the resistance…This is what the Zionist intelligence agency and its lackeys have been striving for,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Bardawil argued Hamas’s conflict with Salafis is not ideological, but rather an issue of security.



Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and undercover soldiers on Thursday overnight broke into Deheisheh refugee camp [Bethlehem] to arrest an activist, causing severe clashes that lead to at least ten injuries, one of them critical.

According to the Palestinian ministry of Health, ten people sustained injuries, seven by live bullets, three with metal bullets, and one boy reportedly is in critical condition, after clashes erupted following the raid. ... [PNN - 4/1/18]



@LeftSentThis [5/1/18]:  Y’all don’t care about what Israel is doing to Palestinians, y’all don’t care about what Israel is doing to African refugees. Y’all don’t care.



@davidsheen [5/1/18]:  “ Rwanda deputy foreign minister @onduhungirehe told @AP his country has never reached any agreement with Israel on hosting asylum seekers. ‘There were negotiations like 3 or 4 years ago between the 2 countries but we never concluded on the matter’” ... 



How black lives don't matter in Israel [Empire Files - 2/4/17]:


While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any Black person within its borders.

From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, Israel’s treatment of Black people reveals that the Zionist project is not just about Jewish supremacy, but also white supremacy.

In this on-the-ground investigation, Abby Martin talks to Osman Ali, a refugee from Darfur, at Holot prison camp about the treatment of refugees by the government, and Tehune Maharat, an Ethiopian Jewish activist whose cousin was killed in an apparent hate crime by Israeli police, about the rampant and institutional racism in the country.



@Aussie4Refugees [6/1/18]:  On the impending mass deportation of African refugees from Israel ---> "... this is an opportunity to fulfil my promises to the residents of south Tel Aviv and restore tranquility and security," Deri said. ... 




@GraffitiExpert [20/12/17]:  Only days after his govt deployed riot police to protect pro concentration camp pro boat turnback unions from peaceful refugee rights protestors at Trades Hall, Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews genuflects in the court of Netanyahu ...  



@GraffitiExpert [4/1/18]:  Victorian State Labor government gives the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre $600,000 to continue playing partisan games with refugee lives and keep Shorten's personal - and illegal - July 2013 policy intact ...





March 2016: Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews announces ramping up of efforts to racially profile African-Australians.  Media lap it up; human rights sector silent [The Age - 14/3/16]



Systemic racism and police racial profiling of African-Australians has a long history - particularly in Victoria.

Typically, Labor Party operatives are noisily blaming only Turnbull and Dutton - even encouraging refugees on Manus and Nauru to act against their interests and play along! ---> The Victorian police force has today promised to investigate claims that its officers commonly resort to racial profiling.

That undertaking was given to help settle a case brought by six young men of African descent.

They claimed they were regularly stopped, searched, questioned and even beaten by police just because they were black. ... [ABC - 18/2/13]



The ABC has uncovered details of a secret Victoria Police operation targeting young African-Australians in Melbourne's inner north.

Operation Molto was conducted by the Flemington Police Station in 2006.

According to the police force's operation order document, Molto was established to find criminality in young African-Australians living in or visiting the Flemington public housing estate. ... [ABC -  30/12/13]



... Our young clients were being abused, called ‘Black C**ts,’ and ‘N**gers, told to go back to Africa, and, under such intense policing, it was impacting every aspect of their lives. ... [New Matilda - 13/1/15]



Stephen Phillip "Steve" Bracks AC (born 15 October 1954) is a former Australian politician and the 44th Premier of Victoria.

He first won the electoral district of Williamstown in 1994 for the Australian Labor Party and was party leader and Premier from 1999 to 2007. ... [Wikipedia]



Are you for real? Are you seriously campaigning for the Australian Labor Party, when it is their policy that has you imprisoned in Manus Island?




Why are refugees tweeting from Manus and Nauru seemingly more interested in getting the Labor Party elected than FREEDOM, JUSTICE, THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM and the END of Australia's illegal policy?

Are there strings attached to receiving this phone credit? --->  Gifts for Manus and Nauru - phone credit January 2018 



I asked some these refugees if they were in 100% control of their social media accounts and only one responded. --->  @manusFad22 @BehrouzBoochani @Aziz58825713 [now @Abdulaziz_Ada] @ZazaiWalid @Omarjack003 @has_hasabala @Shamindan1 @sunosi3 @VoiceJournalis1 @EzatullahKakar @SuchNigel @elahe_zivardar @Shahriarhatami1 Do u control your Twitter account 100% or do other people sometimes write your tweets? ...  @Aussie4Refugees [29/12/17]




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