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Deportation of A Disabled Hazara Asylum Seeker From Norway To Afghanistan

[follow_me] On October 25, 2014, the Norvegian government deported Gholam Nabi, a Hazara asylum seeker who came from Ghazni province, a province in the south of Afghanistan. According to afghanistan independent Human Rights Commission, in November 1998 the Taliban killed dozens of Hazaras in Ghazni province, and four of the victims were Gholam Nabi’s close relatives. Yesterday, Nabi on his wheelchair was br ...

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World Refugee Day: For the Right to Life

By Basir Ahang Translated by Alessandra Montesanto On the occasion of the World Refugee Day The World Refugee Day is celebrated worldwide on June 20th. Held for the first time in 2001, by the United Nations, on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, this day celebrates the million people who are forced to leave their countries, every year, because of wars or persecutions. Today there are ...

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STOP THE DETENTION OF AFGHANISTANI REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN GREECE AND THEIR ENFORCED DESTITUTION!

To Sign The Petition Click Here As Greece takes over the Presidency of the EU in January 2014 Greece, other Member States and the EU all need to address the humanitarian crisis affecting refugees and asylum seekers there. The situation in Greece is untenable and makes a mockery of any idea of a common space for protection and equality. We cannot talk about minimum standards of reception in Greece, where the ...

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The role of Pakistan in Afghanistan:Interview with Basir Ahang

By Angelo Boccato Good evening to everybody! I would like to purpose you this time an interview with Basir Ahang, an Afghan journalist and political refugee in Italy. Basir has realized a documentary "The Voice of Patra" about the conditions of the Afghan refugees in Greece, has worked as an interpreter and cultural mediator and is involved in project aiming in capturing the attention on its people and expe ...

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Europe no sanctuary for Afghan asylum seekers

Ali M Latifi|ALJAZEERA [caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="680"] With few prospects and no housing, many Afghan asylum seekers gather and sleep in parks [Basir Ahang/Al Jazeera][/caption] As Afghanistan's army was beginning to assume a more active combat role in 2007 - and as suicide bombings and opium production hit record highs - Omar thought a move to Europe would make his life safer. ...

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Vikki Riley, You Are With Us in Our Hearts as Long as They Throb

Vikki Riley spent her life defending asylum seekers' rights in Australia and in the whole world. She worked with dedication and love in favor of people who have lost everything. It's with immense grief that we have been informed about her passing away. This is a loss for the entire humanity and no one can fill this void. We would like to thank you a last time, your memory will live forever in our hearts and ...

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Indonesia: An Afghanistani Refugee died due to Police torture

By Basir Ahang The detained asylumseekers in “Pontianik” Prison of Cleminton Island in Indonesia say, that Mohammad Taqi, a young asylumseeker from Jaghori District of Ghazni Province of Afghanistan has been tortured and beaten to death by Indonesian Police on the night of 26 February 2012. He had been detained and imprisoned there for a long time. These asylumseekers who spoke on condition of anonimity due ...

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Bloody attacks against Afghanistani refugees in Greece

by Basir Ahang Thousands of Afghanistani refugees fleeing ethnic attacks in Afghanistan have landed in Greece, a signatory to the EU convention on refugee protection. They have been attacked by racist gangs, sometimes aided by Greek police. The Greek government provides few or no basic services required by the EU convention. It is a human rights disaster ignored by most governments, NGOs, and the media. ...

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Urgent appeal to help Afghanistani refugee children in Greece

by Basir Ahang We all know what happens in Somalia, Afghanistan, Eritrea and many other countries devastated by war. At the heart of havoc, more victims are, as always unfortunately happens, children. They believe too often that when they reach Europe, the right to a peaceful life is guaranteed, because there are rules that expressly protect their rights. Unfortunately this is not true. In Greece, a boy of ...

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Afghanistani Refugees attacked by “Nazi Skins” gang in Athens

Original article in Dari by Basir Ahang in Athens, Greece Translation by Kamran Mir Hazar Edited by Ambika Babu While there seems to be no end to the continuing terror attacks and US led counter operations in Afghanistan, the plight of its refugees on foreign soils is worsening daily. Driven from their homes by continuing violence and instability, these refugees including hundreds of women and children, are ...

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