Saturday, October 28, 2017

He Escaped Burma, But Not Australia’s Abusive Refugee Policy

He Escaped Burma, But Not Australia’s Abusive Refugee Policy
Rohingya Refugee Has Spent 4 Years on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island
Refugees and asylum seekers protest against Australia’s offshore processing policy at a detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. © 2017 Private
When the Burmese military appeared in “Faruk’s” home village in Rakhine State in 2013, his mother pleaded for him to leave. They are Rohingya Muslims, who have long been persecuted in Burma, and his mom feared for her 18-year-old son’s safety. She’d heard of Rohingya men who had been summarily executed when the military arranged “meetings” in their villages. Faruk fled.

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