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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Taiwanese groups press for passage of asylum bill to help Hong Kong activists

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan activists push asylum bill to aid HK groups Taiwanese activists helping the Occupy Central movement have vowed to push the island's legislature to speed up deliberations on a bill that would offer political asylum to any Hongkongers persecuted because of their fight for democracy. The bill stood a good chance of being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585418/taiwan-groups-press-passage-asylum-bill-help-hong-kong-activists
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Rights group calls on Indonesia, Australia to protect boat children

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylum-seekers stranded in Indonesia ... or their families opportunities to obtain legal asylum status, it added. “Far too many children take incredibly risky journeys because they face no good choices,” the group’s children’s rights director Zama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1033359/rights-group-calls-indonesia-australia-protect-boat-children
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Protest as refugee rights group faces lawsuit Dozens of asylum seekers marched on government headquarters yesterday to protest against their welfare provider's decision to sue a refugee rights group critical of its services. International Social Service Hong Kong- the charity to which the government outsources the provision of welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492044/asylum-seekers-protest-rights-group-sued-defamation
  4. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Respected rights group criticises Australia for its policy towards asylum seekers Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting protection for refugees, including a “draconian” policy to send asylum-seekers to Pacific island camps, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. In its annual World Report, the group said successive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411033/australias-asylum-policy-draconian-human-rights-watch-report-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... effect” that might draw more asylum seekers to the city’s shores. The revised package came under criticism by pan-democrats on the Legislative Council’s welfare services panel on Monday. “What ... that the revised allowance of HK$1,500 should cover 100 per cent of the rent for 87 per cent of asylum seekers pay, up from 73 per cent. The humanitarian package, proposed by the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404547/new-housing-help-asylum-seekers-under-fire-legislative-council
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... in Australia by human rights advocates who said the migrants could face persecution back home. Some of the 157 asylum seekers on board the second boat, which departed from India, launched a legal ... Associated Press in Sydney Foreign Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers would be brought to Australia so that their nationality could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sri Lankan first to win Hong Kong asylum under new appeal process

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Torture claimant first to win asylum under appeal system launched in 2009 A torture claimant seeking asylum in Hong Kong is believed to be the first person ... than 12,000 the government has received since 1992, when the city began applying the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1213470/sri-lankan-first-win-hong-kong-asylum-under-new-appeal-process
  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police to deal with asylum seekers sent back by Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Asylum seekers turned back by Australia will be handed over to police in Sri Lanka, leading to protests at treatment and fears of rights abuses A boatload of asylum ... violations during the final phase of the war against Tamil separatists that ended in 2009. Sri Lanka says many asylum seekers are economic migrants, but rights groups say Tamils seek asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548799/sri-lanka-asylum-seekers-returned-australia-face-rigorous-imprisonment
  9. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Africans who sought asylum in Hong Kong for nine years in vain are accepted by Ottawa within a year of lodging refugee applications Stymied torture pair head to Canada Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying. The plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547630/african-torture-victims-stymied-hong-kong-accepted-canada-refugees
  10. News - World - MIGRATION

    Abbott defiant over report that asylum seeker mothers attempted suicide

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian PM defiant after report that mothers in asylum seeker camp tried to commit suicide so their babies could be settled in the country Abbott attacks 'moral blackmail' Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday he would not give in to "moral blackmail" after a dozen mothers in an asylum seeker camp reportedly attempted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550545/abbott-defiant-over-report-asylum-seeker-mothers-attempted-suicide

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