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Hiding in a Costa Rican safe house, fugitives left their hearts in Nicaragua

Hiding in a Costa Rican safe house, fugitives left their hearts in Nicaragua

For the Nicaraguan protesters who are trying to avoid capture by the country's authorities, life at a crowded safe haven is only "temporary".

  • by Frances Robles

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'Courageous young man': footballer languishing in Thai jail
Thailand

'Courageous young man': footballer languishing in Thai jail

Hakeem al-Araibi has been detained in Bangkok for 45 days, caught in a legal tug-of-war between the country he fled and his new home, Australia.

  • by Michael Ruffles
Refugee footballer to feature in Foreign Minister's Thailand trip
Thailand

Refugee footballer to feature in Foreign Minister's Thailand trip

Marise Payne will lobby for the release of Hakeem al-Araibi, a Melbourne-based soccer player held in Thailand when she makes an official visit to the country on Thursday.

  • by Matt Coughlan
Explainer: Why do Saudi women like Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun run away?
Gender equality

Explainer: Why do Saudi women like Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun run away?

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is the latest Saudi woman to attempt to flee her family and seek asylum abroad.

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia to meet with UN refugee agency
Human rights

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia to meet with UN refugee agency

The Australian government has made representations to the UN refugee agency and the Thai government in the case of Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun.

  • by Latika Bourke
'I am afraid, my family will kill me': Saudi woman detained in Bangkok
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Human rights

'I am afraid, my family will kill me': Saudi woman detained in Bangkok

An 18-year-old Saudi woman has tweeted a desperate plea for help, saying she has been detained at Bangkok airport and is being forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia where she fears her family will kill her.

  • by Latika Bourke
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Malala's new book brings voices of world's displaced to the fore
Asylum seekers

Malala's new book brings voices of world's displaced to the fore

"These girls want to be journalists and teachers and astronauts ... I thought it was crucial we told the stories of these incredible refugee girls."

  • by Miki Perkins
Gutted and stuffed with concrete: fears for missing Thai activists
Human rights

Gutted and stuffed with concrete: fears for missing Thai activists

Two bodies with concrete in their stomachs have washed up on the Thai-Laos border, as fears grow they belong to missing critics of the military regime in Bangkok.

  • by Michael Ruffles
'Serious concerns': commissioner urges Thailand to release detained refugee
Asylum seekers

'Serious concerns': commissioner urges Thailand to release detained refugee

Race discrimination commissioner writes to Thailand's ambassador in Australia calling for the immediate release of soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey & James Massola
Chinese police lock down court for trial of prominent rights lawyer
China

Chinese police lock down court for trial of prominent rights lawyer

Wang Quanzhang spent 1000 days incommunicado after being charged with inciting subversion of state power in a case that has attracted concern in the west.

  • by Christian Shepherd
My audience with the Archbishop: a student's plea for sexual equality
Opinion
Opinion

My audience with the Archbishop: a student's plea for sexual equality

When a student petitioned Anglican schools over the rights of LGBTIQ young people, it led to a face-to-face meeting with the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies. They did not see eye-to-eye.

  • by Max Loomes