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  1. Immigration chief chided over asylum-seekers

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and were told by immigration officers to go back to their country. A relative who had already been granted refugee status called the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong and an officer interviewed the family the next day. But immigration officers allegedly interrupted the interview to inform the family they would be removed that evening and that the UNHCR ...

  2. Outcry at raid on Aceh refugees

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysian police launched a controversial dawn raid against hundreds of displaced Acehnese arriving at the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur to seek refugee status. The raid has drawn heavy ... as they await relocation to other countries.' Police blocked all roads on Tuesday morning leading to the UNHCR office, stopped vehicles and arrested 232 of the refugees as illegal immigrants. ...

  3. Uygurs awaiting Indian clearance

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR). There are tens of thousands of Tibetan exiles in India, but this is the first time Uygurs are known to have fled the autonomous region in China's far west for India. ... is from Hotan, which has witnessed sustained anti-China protests. He said he was jailed from 1995 to 1998 for refusing to shave off his beard. Nayana Bose, a UNHCR spokeswoman in New Delhi, ...

  4. Sri Lankan asylum-seekers fight deportation order

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... immediately to the Indian Ocean island. The writ said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) intervened after a call from the applicants' other son, Mohammed Naleem Aliyar, 26, who has been accepted as a refugee in Hong Kong. However, the family claims there were serious problems with interviews they had with the UNHCR as they were very brief and they did not have ...

  5. Refugees offered a port in the storm

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), human rights lawyers and other agencies. The North Point centre, a four-bedroom home complete with computer, was named in honour of Anthony ... and the cash-strapped UNHCR office in Hong Kong, which recently reduced the cash allowance to asylum-seekers and refugees. Residents have included women escaping the practice of female genital mutilation ...

  6. Rejecting claims for asylum, Malaysia will deport Acehnese

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... 'The rest want to apply for asylum,' said UNHCR officer Ruth Evans. The hardline policy comes a day after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri met for their annual summit in the east Malaysian capital of Kuching on Thursday. The Malaysian government had earlier considered granting the Acehnese 'temporary stay' after the UNHCR and rights ...

  7. Running to keep the faith

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nelson Rand

    ... Vietnam's montagnards are not the only ones fleeing the country to Cambodia. After being imprisoned and placed under 'pagoda arrest'' for much of the past decade, Buddhist monk Thich Tri Luc fled to Cambodia in April 2002 to seek asylum. The religious dissident was granted refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in June ...

  8. Freedom of religion drew refugee Kurds to Australia

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be processed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jakarta, while six have asked the UNHCR to repatriate them to Turkey. Behan and Mr Kardo have been told they might be sent ...

  9. Activists urge refugee schooling

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... granted refugee status. Applications for asylum can take several months, and even years if the case goes to appeal. The process of resettling refugees to a host country once the UNHCR has granted ...

  10. The highlands of hatred

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nelson Rand

    ... questioning their activities and restricting their religious practices. Mr Em and 37 other montagnards are living under the protection of the UNHCR in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. They await ... in a UNHCR refugee camp in Cambodia, he was repatriated nine months later to Vietnam upon the camps' closure in March 2002. Back in his native province of Dak Lak, Mr Thu says he and his family ...




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