Posts Tagged ‘Opression’

9 Christian leaders arrested protesting asylum seekers’ deporation

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Last week 9 Australian Christian leaders were arrested after they protested against the deportation of asylum seekers. The nine leaders from different Church traditions were protesting the deportation of 267 men, women and children to detention camps on the Pacific island of Nauru. The majority of them are asylum seekers who were brought from the Read more

Mass arrests reported in West Papua

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Mass arrests are reported to have been carried out in West Papua on the anniversary of Indonesia’s annexation of the province. In the provincial capital, Jayapura, 30 people were arrested at a rally against Indonesian rule. A person who was at the rally, Rosa, says there was a heavy security presence in the city, and as soon Read more

Woman accused of sorcery burned alive in PNG

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Hundreds of bystanders, including many children, watched a 20-year-old mother accused of sorcery stripped and tortured, then burned alive in a Papua New Guinea Highland town of Mout Hagen. Kepari Leniata was accused of sorcery by relatives of a 6-year-old boy who died in the hospital the day before. More than 50 men participated, torturing her with a Read more

New Zealand born Columban priest working with marginalised in Korea

Friday, September 14th, 2012

New Zealand born Columban priest Father Robert Brennan has been in Korea since 1966.  He has been working with credit unions, which lend money to those in need at low borrowing costs, as he continues to devote himself to helping families marginalised by the ruthlessness of capitalism. He studied Korean for two years before being Read more

New Zealand’s human rights eroding says Amnesty

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

“We are witnessing unprecedented levels of human rights change as protests for freedom and justice spread like wildfire across the Middle East and North Africa. While our Government has been supportive of these promising changes, its failure to live up to our own human rights obligations smacks of hypocrisy” says Patrick Holmes, Chief Executive Officer Read more