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Asylum-seeker boats to be turned back

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Abbott boat plan causes concern in Jakarta

A SENIOR Indonesian police official has voiced concerns about Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s plan to turn back all asylum-seeker boats, warning the policy ignores Australia’s international obligations.

National Police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution said Indonesia was bound by international regulations and Australia was too.

“For asylum seekers, I think we can’t just send them away, we have to send them to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). I think Australia is also bound by this regulation,” Inspector-General Nasution said.

“There’s international regulation on it and no one can ignore that.” Read more

Posted by on January 23, 2012. Filed under Asia,Australia,Human Rights,Indonesia. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Responses to Asylum-seeker boats to be turned back

  1. rana shafiq

    November 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

    this is very sucssfull journy for ahmadi muslim GOD BLESS YOU,i dont know much about ahmedis butt u peoples are a true,best regards

  2. Amtul Q Farhat

    November 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for your comment.
    To know more about Ahmadiyya Muslims please visit the official websites:
    http://www.alislam.org/

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