Returned Afghan Refugees Murdered

Reported at the BBC, talking about Afghan asylum seekers held under the Pacific Solution by the former government:

they were assured by Australian immigration officials that it was safe for them to return home, and told that they would be held in detention for the rest of their lives if they failed to do so.

Sadly these assurances of safety were pure illusion, and it appears that this deception led to a number of those who did return being murdered by the Taleban:

It documented the deaths of nine of the failed asylum seekers at the hands of the Taleban and believes the true figure is actually closer to 20.

The current minister has asked for more information whilst the former minister takes spin and a lack of empathy to new depths:

“It is the case that Afghanistan is a dangerous place but the [United Nations] Refugee Convention does not say you cannot be returned to a dangerous place,” Mr Ruddock said. “The fact that somebody might tragically die [in Afghanistan] may well be as tragic as a road accident in Sydney.”

Hmm, road accident versus murder.. Yes, both tragic, but not quite the same..

4 thoughts on “Returned Afghan Refugees Murdered

  1. hello Mr Roddock u son a bitch u can’t imagine how we live in is just becoz of u and John Howard that we are living in so dangerous place we cant stay in afghanistan and we are living here just like we animals here in pakistan i am one of the deported person from naur i went to iran too but they can’t allow afghani people to stay there they send me back to afghanistan then i came back here where should i go can u tell me where is the safe place and if it is safe then just come once and see how safe it is in afghanistan

  2. salam to all readers.
    I must say that life is just defficult being in Afghanistan or pakistan coz every single person of the world knows that how much we are under punish .
    I just want to ask a question that do we have the right to live a peace ful life or not . In case of humanity please i request from european and australia to help us in this case so that we could have a good life there. please by the sake of humanity accept this unfortunate afghan people to have life as ur citizen . I my self am compel to leave this world coz i cant live my life like we afghan people are living .

  3. I know its a few months too late, but Isaq and Mohammad, please know there are many of us Aussies prayin’ you guys find a safe place for you and your families.

    I was one of the many aussies that attended protests at the camps in australia demanding rights for you guys. If you tried so hard to come here, you would have made great Citizens of Australia. Most people here didn’t have to fight to get here because they where born here, and its so sad we punish the ones who DO try so hard to become aussies.

    Many of us are ashamed at what that bastard Ruddock did to you guys and truly hope that things work out.

    If you can somehow get a lawyer to help you, and I know that this might be too much money, maybe they can help you find a way to a place like Australia or America. Maybe New Zealand, they are much more tolerant, but please, the boat thing is dangerous and we’ve seen too many lifes lost this way.

    Please don’t give up, have faith in your God and hopefully he’ll give you the strength to get through these hard times.


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