ACTU ALERT TO by pengxuebo

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									               ACTU ALERT TO                                                     ACTU ALERT TO
               AIRLINE UNIONS                                                    AIRLINE UNIONS
  FORCED DEPORTATIONS                                               FORCED DEPORTATIONS
The Howard government is forcibly deporting asylum                The Howard government is forcibly deporting asylum
seekers to countries that are either unstable, unsafe and/or      seekers to countries that are either unstable, unsafe and/or
have histories and on-going records of human rights abuses.       have histories and on-going records of human rights abuses.

Iranian and some Afghan asylum seekers in detention have          Iranian and some Afghan asylum seekers in detention have
been put on notice and refugees on Temporary Protection           been put on notice and refugees on Temporary Protection
Holders are also under threat of deportation.                     Holders are also under threat of deportation.

Article 33 of the UN Refugee Convention expressly states          Article 33 of the UN Refugee Convention expressly states
that no country shall return a refugee to a place where his/her   that no country shall return a refugee to a place where his/her
life is threatened.                                               life is threatened.

Yet in 2002, the Howard government deported 2 Colombian           Yet in 2002, the Howard government deported 2 Colombian
asylum seekers and on their return Alvaro Morales was killed      asylum seekers and on their return Alvaro Morales was killed
and Didi Balanta ‘disappeared’.                                   and Didi Balanta ‘disappeared’.

No asylum seeker should be forcibly deported or coerced           No asylum seeker should be forcibly deported or coerced
into returning to unsafe countries.                               into returning to unsafe countries.

The ACTU and affiliates oppose the forced deportation of          The ACTU and affiliates oppose the forced deportation of
Iranian, Afghan and Iraqi asylum seekers or any refugee.          Iranian, Afghan and Iraqi asylum seekers or any refugee.



                  AIRLINE STAFF                                                     AIRLINE STAFF
    IF YOU SUSPECT A DEPORTATION IS ABOUT TO                          IF YOU SUSPECT A DEPORTATION IS ABOUT TO
     OCCUR, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION.                            OCCUR, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION.
               ACTU ALERT TO                                                   ACTU ALERT TO
               AIRLINE UNIONS                                                  AIRLINE UNIONS
  THE BAKHTIYARI FAMILY                                           THE BAKHTIYARI FAMILY
"I am frightened. If we are sent home we will be killed         "I am frightened. If we are sent home we will be killed
because our family has become so famous: people hate us         because our family has become so famous: people hate us
now; we are too famous, we are no longer safe.”                 now; we are too famous, we are no longer safe.”
Alamdar Bakhtiyari: 15 year old asylum seeker, three            Alamdar Bakhtiyari: 15 year old asylum seeker, three
years in detention now facing deportation.                      years in detention now facing deportation.
Source: The Age, 28th July, 2003.                               Source: The Age, 28th July, 2003.

         ATTENTION AIRLINE UNION MEMBERS                                 ATTENTION AIRLINE UNION MEMBERS
Last Thursday 25th July, just after midnight, Ali Mazar, much   Last Thursday 25th July, just after midnight, Ali Mazar, much
loved uncle to Alamdar, was removed from Baxter detention       loved uncle to Alamdar, was removed from Baxter detention
centre and deported to Pakistan. As yet we have no word as      centre and deported to Pakistan. As yet we have no word as
to his whereabouts or safety. Alamdar is terrified and          to his whereabouts or safety. Alamdar is terrified and
heartbroken and now faces the same treatment.                   heartbroken and now faces the same treatment.

Alamdar’s mother, Roqia Bakhtiyari is seven months pregnant     Alamdar’s mother, Roqia Bakhtiyari is seven months pregnant
and in hospital. Despite her pregnancy, Roqia, her husband      and in hospital. Despite her pregnancy, Roqia, her husband
Ali, their two sons and three daughters all face imminent       Ali, their two sons and three daughters all face imminent
forced deportation to the Pakistan city of Quetta.              forced deportation to the Pakistan city of Quetta.

THE BAKHTIYARI FAMILY WILL BE A FORCED                          THE BAKHTIYARI FAMILY WILL BE A FORCED
DEPORTATION ON AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT                          DEPORTATION ON AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
PROBABLY FROM ADELAIDE AIRPORT.                                 PROBABLY FROM ADELAIDE AIRPORT.
THIS IS LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR                 THIS IS LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OR
SOMETIME IN AUGUST.                                             SOMETIME IN AUGUST.
IF YOU SUSPECT A DEPORTATION IS ABOUT TO                        IF YOU SUSPECT A DEPORTATION IS ABOUT TO
OCCUR, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION.                          OCCUR, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION.

								
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