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Detention centre ‘hell’ kept young married couple apart over Christmas

Milad Jafari

A YOUNG Brisbane woman has one hope for 2016 – that she will “come back from this hell” in immigration detention and be reunited with her husband. Mojgan Shamsalipoor is in detention in Darwin facing possible deportation back to Iran. In the meantime, her husband Milad Jafari is back in Brisbane working tirelessly for her release. Catholic refugee advocate Brendan ... Read More »

‘This is killing me’: Husband desparate to be with detained wife

Refugee Milad Jafari

By Peter Bugden “THIS is killing me,” Milad Jafari said in Darwin after having visited his wife Mojgan Shamsalipoor in immigration detention. The 21-year-old refugees from Iran, married for 10 months, were separated on August 7 when Ms Shamsalipoor was transferred from a Brisbane detention centre to another in Darwin after her asylum claim was rejected. Hundreds of people, including ... Read More »

Refugee Milad Jafari puts life on hold to save separated wife

Refugee Milad Jafari

By Peter Bugden TWO 21-year-old Brisbane newlyweds torn apart by an immigration decision are pleading with Federal Minister Peter Dutton to end their nightmare. Milad Jafari has put his life on hold while he fights to save his wife Mojgan Shamsalipoor from deportation and to have her released from immigration detention. They were thrown into turmoil when Ms Shamsalipoor was ... Read More »

Refugee says his family are ‘the lucky ones’

Vietnamese refugee family

By Peter Bugden KHAI Nguyen’s eldest daughter Nhi is the same age he was when he hopped on a refugee boat for the dangerous ride to freedom – only 15. He cannot imagine that for her. “That’s why sometimes I do explain it to them (Nhi and her sister Mimi, 12, and brother Phong, nine), that that’s where we come ... Read More »

Plea for peace

Refugee

This is a guest post by Chris Ng, a Brisbane Catholic and humanitarian. I WAS recently in Erbil, Kurdistan, helping out as a volunteer in one of the 26 refugees camps cared for by the Catholic Church. I was assigned by Archbishop Basha Warda, a kind and softly spoken man. I do what I can to help, and I fell into the ... Read More »

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