Don’t deport Safar Ali Fahimi to Afghanistan. Don't deport refugees to danger.
  • Petitioned Chris Bowen

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Australian Immigration Minister
Chris Bowen

Don’t deport Safar Ali Fahimi to Afghanistan. Don't deport refugees to danger.

    1. Petition by

      Refugee Action Collective


SafarAli Fahimi is one of the first asylum seekers to face deportation from Australia following a High Court decision in October. The court ruled that over 200 asylum seekers at risk of deportation can't have their final appeals to the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, reviewed.


At least 12 asylum seekers were killed after being returned to Afghanistan under the previous Howard government, and many others imprisoned or tortured.


Sign the petition to tell Immigration Minister Chris Bowen not to deport Safar to danger in Afghanistan.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rose Dickson AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      I have worked with Hazara refugees for the last 3 years and recognise them as a group that are targeted by the Taliban. Safar will not be safe if returned to Afghanistan.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.

      ANGELINA JOLIE, BBC News interview, Apr. 8, 2004

      The exile is a singular, whereas refugees tend to be thought of in the mass ... What is implied in these nuances of social standing is the respect we pay to choice. The exile appears to have made a decision, while the refugee is the very image of helplessness.

      MARY MCCARTHY, Occasional Prose

      We are all part of the human family and we should be about doing what all good families do - caring for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

      - Dan O'Neill, Founder, Mercy Corps

      So often the world sits idly by, watching ethnic conflicts flare up, as if these were mere entertainment rather than human beings whose lives are being destroyed. Shouldn't the existence of even one single refugee be a cause for alarm throughout the world?

      -- Urkhan Alakbarov

    • zaher j.jalali MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I Know How Much we suffered to gether in unjust Society

    • Jessica Scalz CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
      • about 1 year ago

      Eliminate racist policy - Australia is a land of immigrants

    • Therese Quinlan AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      My country is losing its soul... we must protect the lives and human rights of all asylum-seekers and refugees.


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