Refugees & migrants

Babkir Omda, a Medevac refugee who is detained in the Park Hotel prison in Melbourne, speaks to Green Left.

The Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network is organising daily vigils outside a compound where 15 refugees are being held indefinitely, reports Justine Darwin. 

March 5 will mark three years since a Tamil family were snatched from their home in Biloela, Queensland, and imprisoned on Christmas Island. They, and all other refugees, must be released, writes Kerry Smith.

Don Khan, a Rohingya refugee who was brought to Australia under the defunct Medevac law, told a rally that he had still not been given specialist treatment, reports Chris Slee.

Released refugees are pleading with supporters to keep up the pressure on the government until all refugees are released from onshore and offshore detention. Chris Slee reports.

A military coup took place in Burma/Myanmar, reversing the country's ostensible shift toward civilian government. Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma's Debbie Stothard discusses its significance with Green Left.

Socialist parties in the Asia-Pacific have condemned the military coup in Burma/Myanmar, writes Susan Price

Refugee rights supporters gathered outside the Park Hotel prison again to demand the detainees be released and for all detention centres to be closed down. Chloe DS reports.

In this episode of Green Left, Amin Afravi, Sue Bolton and Chris Breen look at the reasons for the government decision to release refugees and the next steps in the campaign.

Chris Slee reports on a gathering outside the Magistrates Court to support an activist on trial for “inciting” people to support detained refugees.

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