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Asylum Seekers Face Uncertainty in East Timor

Categories: East Asia, Timor-Leste, Human Rights, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Refugees

Sharna Jade Bremner probes the situation of asylum seekers [1] in East Timor:

Asylum seekers have been arriving in Timor since the early 2000s, however the exact number that are still in the tiny half-island nation remains unclear. Fear and anxiety are rife in the asylum seeker community, and many people are reluctant to identify themselves in a way that may see them targeted by authorities.