Acknowledge that Jawad Chafil is on hunger strike, not “camping”.
  • Petitioned University of Newcastle, Australia

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University of Newcastle, Australia

Acknowledge that Jawad Chafil is on hunger strike, not “camping”.

    1. Heather Richards
    2. Petition by

      Heather Richards

      Clinton, Australia

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When a person goes on hunger strike it is a huge statement. Whilst people may or may not agree with the person's reasons for going on hunger strike, they cannot alter the fact that the person is on hunger strike.

At the University of Newcastle, a former student is currently on hunger strike. Yesterday the University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Caroline McMillen, of the University of Newcastle, Australia, sent an email to all staff informing them that they had a person "camping on the Callaghan campus".

This is not true but is also incredibly demeaning. The University might not like the fact that the former student is on hunger strike - but they cannot change his story to him "camping".

The University is a public institution and they have no right to try to cover-up the identity and actions of Jawad.

Sign this petition to support his hunger strike being acknowledged as such.

 For more information on his strike go to www.nusa.org.au.

To:
University of Newcastle, Australia
Acknowledge that Jawad Chafil is on hunger strike, not “camping”.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Heather Richards CLINTON, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Tony, what are you talking about? This is a petition about a hungry strike being called a hunger strike, not camping.

      Just because it is difficult to exclude someone, does not mean it does not happen, even to international students.

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    • Tony Anderson AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Hunger strike?! Get the facts before accusing the university of victimisation. It is extremely difficult for an international student to be excluded from Newcastle Uni. NUSA really fell for this one.

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    • Jay Bellamy CHARLESTOWN, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The statements made to him are highly inappropriate!

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    • because of it aknowledges a form of victimisation in University of Newcastle

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    • Sue Kealy WYOMING, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      get real Newcastle Uni

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