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· October, 2010

Stories about Refugees from October, 2010

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Greece: Iranian refugees on hunger strike

  29 October 2010

Twenty-five Iranian refugees in Athens, Greece have gone on hunger strike since October 14 demanding that Greek authorities process their political asylum applications. Some have had their mouths sewn shut.

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Myanmar (Burma): The Plight of the Karen

  14 October 2010

The ethnic minority of the Karen are one of the groups that have been targeted by the Burmese army in its effort to defend the military regime. Burma Matters Now brings us a few videos that speak out about the plight of the Karen people as they try to survive in a violent environment.

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China and Tibet: Democracy in Exile

  12 October 2010

Being a Tibetan in exile is a loss that manifests in many forms: the loss of homeland and natural rights fall within that. To some degree, the loss is also a blessing in disguise. Exile bestows upon Tibetan refugees in Dharamshala a reinforced national identity, a free voice, the right to practise and spread their religion without fear of persecution and the right to vote.

Bangladesh: September On The Jessore Road

  10 October 2010

Bangladesh Unlocked pays tribute to “September On The Jessore Road“, a poem written by the famous US poet Allen Ginsberg depicting the plights of the refugees and the Bangladesh freedom struggle in 1971.

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Indonesia: West Papua Flashflood

  7 October 2010

More than 80 people died and hundreds more are still missing after a flashflood devastated the remote town of Wasior in West Papua, Indonesia. Here are some news and blog reports and Facebook reactions

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Exiled Tibetans Protesting Seizing of Ballot Boxes In Nepal

  4 October 2010

Angry Tibetans around the world are condemning Nepal’s actions in confiscating their ballot boxes by protesting in front of the Nepalese consulates. In New York, despite the rain, they carried banners and shouted, “China respect Democracy in Nepal,” and “Nepal, Give Back Our Ballot Boxes Now.”

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