A possie in Aussie

June 19, 2009

Malaysia sells deported refugees into slavery

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has just released its report on the state of the world’s refugees: World Refugee Survey

It has excellent and sobering information, presented in an accessible way.

One sub-heading of the report is Surviving the Worst — Places No Refugee Wants to End Up

“Thailand, South Africa, Gaza, Malaysia, Kenya, Egypt, and Turkey are among the worst places for refugees.

Over the last year:

The Thai navy dragged disabled boats full of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar out to sea and abandoned them to the sun and sea.

Xenophobic mob attacks in South Africa killed dozens of foreigners and drove tens of thousands from their homes.

Hamas rocket attacks launched from Gaza provoked an Israeli invasion, including indiscriminate attacks, that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.

Malaysian officials continued to sell deported refugees into slavery.

Kenya continued its attempts to stem the flow of Somali refugees by forcing hundreds back across the border, beating many and demanding bribes from them.

Egyptian border guards shot and killed more than 30 African migrants trying to cross into Israel.

Turkey continued to deport hundreds of asylum seekers back to their countries of origin without any chance at protection, and in one incident drowned four people by forcing them to try to swim across a swift river into Iraq.”

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1 Comment »

  1. […] It is a ‘solution’ for Australia, but can be a ‘final solution’ for the asylum seekers themselves. Malaysia sells deported refugees into slavery […]

    Pingback by ‘Solution’ for Australia means death for Rohingyas « A possie in Aussie — August 22, 2009 @ 10:02 am | Reply


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