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Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2018, 14:21
by mothra
Australia is reported to UN human rights council over illegal detention of asylum seekers
Government condemned for arbitrary detention of three asylum seekers, including a stateless man held for nearly nine years

United Nations body has condemned Australia’s arbitrary detention of three asylum seekers, one of whom has been held without charge or trial for nearly nine years.

The UN working group on arbitrary detention – which reports to the human rights council, on which Australia sits – said in its annual report it was concerned by “the rising prevalence of deprivation of liberty of immigrants and asylum seekers” worldwide and “the growing use of detention in the context of migration”.

The report highlighted 94 cases of arbitrary detention from countries – democratic and otherwise – across the globe, including China, Libya, Israel, Pakistan, the US, Zimbabwe, Burundi and the Congo.

Twelve defectors from North Korea are held without charge or trial by South Korea, children are being held arbitrarily in Egypt and Israel, and in Ethiopia, people have been released under international attention and pressure, only to be re-arrested and detained.

Three cases of arbitrary detention in Australia were highlighted by the group. In each case, Australia did not respond to the working group’s concerns, and ignored recommendations to release the men and compensate them for their illegal detention.

Said Imasi, a stateless man understood to be from Western Sahara, has been held without charge or trial in immigration detention in Australia for nearly nine years.

Orphaned as a child, he fled a criminal gang in Europe to Australia and sought asylum, but Australia’s immigration authorities (the department holding him has changed its name twice since 2010) have said they don’t know what to do with him or to where he could be sent.

He has been held in detention centres all over Australia, and is currently on Christmas Island.


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/15/australia-is-reported-to-un-human-rights-council-over-illegal-detention-of-asylum-seekers?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2018, 14:52
by Sprintcyclist
Unsign from the un.

Or just like everyone else, ignore them.

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2018, 14:54
by HBS Guy
Send these people to rural districts crying out for more people, stop making me ashamed of my own fucking country and stop wasting $ABns a year on a stupid policy that destroys lives!

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 00:15
by pinkeye
AGREE.

It reeks of foul politics, and is truly indefensible.!

But the sad thing is that , in the bigger picture, it shows us we are being governed by a bunch of cowards... shit-eating, arse-licking cowards.



Which makes US THE real shitting eating arsehole lickers..... PUKE

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 07:36
by johnsmith
if someone treated some rightard dickhead like milo whatshisname or bolt like this, and locked them up indefinitely, the right would take up arms

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 11:26
by mothra
johnsmith wrote:if someone treated some rightard dickhead like milo whatshisname or bolt like this, and locked them up indefinitely, the right would take up arms



The right are up in arms about a guy pulling a shifty from inside Villawood ... 12 year old girls trying to set themselves on fire in their latest suicide attempt, not so much.

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 13:44
by Sprintcyclist
mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:if someone treated some rightard dickhead like milo whatshisname or bolt like this, and locked them up indefinitely, the right would take up arms



The right are up in arms about a guy pulling a shifty from inside Villawood ... 12 year old girls trying to set themselves on fire in their latest suicide attempt, not so much.



We will not have our laws decided on by acts of violence.

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 14:15
by johnsmith
Sprintcyclist wrote:
mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:if someone treated some rightard dickhead like milo whatshisname or bolt like this, and locked them up indefinitely, the right would take up arms



The right are up in arms about a guy pulling a shifty from inside Villawood ... 12 year old girls trying to set themselves on fire in their latest suicide attempt, not so much.



We will not have our laws decided on by acts of violence.


unless you're being violent to others? right?

Re: Australia is reported to UN human rights council

PostPosted: 17 Sep 2018, 02:29
by pinkeye
Right