‘They’d come to kill me’: The Afghan tax reformer hunted by the Taliban and abandoned by the Britain he served

Abdullah Sayyid often thinks about the moment the Taliban broke down his door, burst inside and shot his wife. The gunmen left, but would soon redouble their efforts to kill him because of his work for the British government. Sayyid’s… Read More »‘They’d come to kill me’: The Afghan tax reformer hunted by the Taliban and abandoned by the Britain he served

Coalition used private contractor to collect intelligence on Nauru asylum seekers

The Australian government used private security contractors to collect intelligence on asylum seekers on Nauru, singling out those who were speaking to journalists, lawyers and refugee advocates, internal documents from 2016 reveal. Intelligence officers working for Wilson Security compiled fortnightly… Read More »Coalition used private contractor to collect intelligence on Nauru asylum seekers

‘Dreaming of sunlight’: federal court to hear refugee’s claim of unlawful imprisonment in Melbourne hotel detention

A refugee detained for more than a year in two Melbourne hotels has spoken out about the enduring trauma of his ordeal, saying the nightmare of his prolonged unlawful detention left him “dreaming of sunlight”. The federal court will on… Read More »‘Dreaming of sunlight’: federal court to hear refugee’s claim of unlawful imprisonment in Melbourne hotel detention