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Indonesian international refugees staying in the embassy of Australia and other resettlement countries for help

International refugees stranded in Indonesia went to the Australian Embassy on the 23rd and hoped that Australia would give resettlement, but the Indonesian foreign affairs police warned that they would be repatriated if they violated the law. The Australian Embassy sent a letter to the letter, and the refugees ended their sentiment and will be transferred to other embassies next week.

Refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and other countries have once again gathered outside the UNHCR office in Jakarta to protest, asking the United Nations to face their right to apply for resettlement in a third country and handle all cases fairly.

This group of refugees first came to Indonesia for various reasons, and their families remained in their hometowns with frequent wars. They accused UNHCR of prioritizing the handling of refugees carrying family members and the procedures were unfair. UNHCR has previously responded that the third country’s austerity to accept refugees can only prioritize the placement of the most vulnerable refugees.

Two days after the 24-hour sit-in and hunger strike in front of the UNHCR office since the 20th, the group of refugees transferred to the Australian Embassy on the 23rd to submit a love letter.

Afghan refugee Zabihullah Hussaini told the Central News Agency that next week, the embassies in the United States, New Zealand and Canada will continue to submit their love letters, because the love letters written to them in the past two weeks have not been received. In response, “We will do every step we do.”

Huseni said that 17 refugees were on a hunger strike and seven refugees were forced to send medical treatment two days later, which caused the hunger strike to be interrupted. UNHCR also arranged for officials to talk to them at nearby locations, but “many questions are still not answered.” They will return to the protest scene later, only to find that the protest site has been occupied by the car.

Tahir, a 23-year-old Afghan refugee, said that he came to Indonesia only seven years ago because his parents wanted him to have a better life, but life here is very difficult. “It’s very dark, we don’t live. ,hopeless”.

Tahir said that after arriving in Indonesia, he originally wanted to sneak into Australia by boat, but the Australian government had publicly expressed that he hoped that the refugees would not sneak into the country, but went to UNHCR to register for resettlement. But it has been 7 years and has not received any resettlement opportunities.

Ahmad Jawed, an Afghan refugee who was forced to send medical treatment for a hunger strike, said that some refugee families who had only arrived in Indonesia in the past three years had been resettled. The refugees who did not carry their families had been waiting for seven years. Many people mistakenly thought that they were like them. The refugees came to enjoy themselves. “I also have a family. I have 3 children. I have not seen them for 7 years.”

Shortly after the refugees gathered at the Australian Embassy, ​​the Indonesian police chief, Haryanto, asked the refugees to leave their names and leave, reminding the refugees not to commit crimes or illegalities in Indonesia.

Haierato said, “If you become criminals, you can’t go to Australia. I must warn you, please understand the position of the Indonesian government. You will abide by the law, we will accommodate you. If you do not obey the law, we will send you back to the country. You put Chen Qingxin gave us, we left your name, and you will leave.”

Husseini said to Heljato, “We are here to seek help, and that’s it.” It is not intended to hurt anyone or break the law. The past feelings have been carried out peacefully. “We respect the Indonesian people, the police and the government.”

Then the first secretary of the Australian Embassy came forward to accept Chen Qingxin, promised to bring Chen Qingxin back, and refused to respond to the reporter’s questions. The refugees also ended their sentiments.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201908240083.aspx