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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says more may seek permission despite disappointing ruling All is not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work The recent Court of Final Appeal judgment denying refugees and other claimants seeking protection a constitutional right to work beggars belief and common sense. The case concerned four individuals who have been accepted by the UN High ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432515/all-not-lost-refugees-seeking-dignity-through-work-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURT

    Challenge to ban on refugees' right to work dismissed by top court

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:34pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Judgment against three refugees and a torture victim seeking jobs after four years in the city hits Hong Kong's reputation, warn campaigners No right to work for refugees: top court Hong Kong's top court yesterday unanimously dismissed a case brought by three refugees and a torture claimant seeking the right to work in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430189/challenge-ban-refugees-right-work-dismissed-top-court
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Aleppo refugees tell horror stories of barrel bombs falling from the sky

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Kilis, Turkey Refugees tell terrifying stories of barrel bombs packed with explosives that are laying waste to whole neighbourhoods in a systematic pattern ... The sight of rescuers scraping human remains from the pavement outside her home prompted another of the refugees to leave. A grandmother, said she left simply because life had become unsustainable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429115/aleppo-refugees-tell-horror-stories-barrel-bombs-falling-sky
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said yesterday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon from detention centres on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and the tiny Pacific state of Nauru were offered the highest amount, A$10,000. Iranians and Sudanese were given A$7,000 if they dropped bids for refugee status, Afghans A$4,000 and those from Pakistan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fury as 1,300 Rohingya refugees are sent back by Thailand

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Fury as 1,300 Rohingyare fugees are sent back Thailand has sent about 1,300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a top official said yesterday, dismaying ... and education. "The deportation of Rohingya is a blatant violation of international laws that prohibit sending back refugees and asylum seekers to a place where they can face danger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427314/fury-1300-rohingya-refugees-are-sent-back-thailand
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Edward Snowden applies to extend Russia stay as asylum status nears expiry

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... in its transit zone for weeks before Moscow granted him a one-year refugee status. Although he gradually increased his media visibility by giving several tightly-controlled interviews, his life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550581/edward-snowden-applies-extend-russia-stay-says-lawyer
  7. News - China - ASYLUM

    Persecuted Pakistani Ahmadi Muslims seek asylum in China

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Korea and Myanmar. Around 35 of the almost 500 UN-registered asylum seekers and refugees currently in China are Ahmadi Muslims- a sect which believes their 19th century founder Ghulam Ahmad ... where clumps of high-rise apartment blocks overshadow restaurants offering donkey meat burgers. Two of his cousins were killed in the 2010 attack, he added. The Ahmadi refugees in Sanhe said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536101/persecuted-pakistani-ahmadi-muslims-seek-asylum-china
  8. News - World

    Starving Palestinians in refugee camp in civil-war-hit Syria forced to eat cats

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:44pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Damascus Besieged Palestinian refugees barely surviving amid Syria's civil war Where starving people eat cats The hatreds that have been unchained by Syria's civil war are playing out in a brutal siege of Damascus' Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp where civilians, including babies and the elderly, have starved to death, and others, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1409252/starving-palestinians-refugee-camp-civil-war-hit-syria-forced-eat-cats
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ban on refugees taking jobs is 'contrary to law', top court hears

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Rule goes against Bill of Rights, Basic Law and international convention, top court hears Work ban on refugees 'contrary to law' The government is breaking the law by banning torture claimants and refugees from working, the top court heard yesterday. The ban is being challenged by three refugees and one recognised torture claimant, who want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400910/ban-refugees-taking-jobs-contrary-law-top-court-hears

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