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The cries of a 9 year old Tamil refugee

October 15, 2009

ABC TV News : Desperate Plea

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ABC Radio AM : Asylum seekers issue personal plea to PM
As Australian Government sources say they’re monitoring as many as six more boats, 255 Sri Lankans moored in western Java have made a desperate plea to Australia and other countries to consider their bids for asylum. The group was intercepted in Indonesian waters on the weekend after a phone call from the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Indonesia’s President. Last night, AM’s Geoff Thompson went onboard the vessel and spoke to the asylum seekers.
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ABC – Asylum seekers’ fate up to Indonesia: Gillard

ABC – Rudd talking humbug on asylum seekers: Turnbull

Brisbane Times – Tamil asylum seeker stand-off drags on

WA – Hoax emails claim asylum seekers boosted with cash, houses

The Age – UN contradicts asylum views

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