HRAS Case Study: The Push Back Situation in Australia – Operation Sovereign Borders and “Stop the Boats”

THE PUSH BACK SITUATION IN AUSTRALIA A CASE STUDY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES FOR INDONESIAN MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES TRYING TO SEEK REFUGE IN AUSTRALIA  Andrea Tang & David Hammond September 2014 PDF VERSION:    20140910-HRAS_Case_Study_The Push Back Situation in Australia   INTRODUCTION “This is a test of wills and Australia has lost. What counts...

Fijian Police close case of alleged Fijian fishermen being shot at sea

Police confirm case involving fishermen being shot is now closed Source: Fijivillage.com  Story by Praneeta Prakash   Tuesday, 26/08/2014 The Fiji Police Force confirms that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. Police Commissioner, Ben Groenewald said it has been established that the...

Voice of America podcast on issue of murder of seafarers in international waters

Original source: VOA Reproduced with permission. “Authorities in several countries are examining a graphic video posted online that shows five men floating amid bits of a small upturned boat and being shot by laughing crew members of a larger vessel. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from our Southeast Asia bureau in Bangkok”. PODCAST HERE...

HRAS Founder comments on footage of murder of seafarers in international waters – TVNZ One News

        David Hammond, Founder of the Human Rights at Sea International initiative speaks on TVNZ One News breakfast show to answer questions over the recently posted YouTube footage depicting the murder of seafarers in international waters. Source: TVNZ One News http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/apparent-shooting-sea-part-wider-issue-video-6060663...

HRAS Comment: Murder of seafarers on the High Seas – Update

MURDER OF SEAFARERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq6wVaB8Wnc&feature=youtu.be   HRAS continues to investigate with other NGOs the factual background to this yet unverified footage. Whatever the location and background, the full footage clearly shows extra-judicial killings at sea, a failure to render assistance at sea and the killing of wounded seafarers;...

Apparent acts of murder of seafarers on the high seas now under investigation

Source: Stuff, New Zealand YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq6wVaB8Wnc&feature=youtu.be  “A video that appears to show fishermen being murdered at sea has been posted on YouTube. The 10 minute 26 second video went up earlier today. The video’s contents have not been verified but a Fiji Police source, who requested anonymity after alerting Fairfax...

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