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November 4, 2010

Help stop this deportation—write a letter to the minister

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

The mother of the Chinese family, who husband and son were deported on October 29, will remain in Australia until November 19 when a court challenge to her deportation will be heard. The woman is a member of an underground Christian family who will face persecution if she returns to China. There is an outstanding summons for her husband, who has already been deported, to appear in court from the Chinese Public Security Bureau.

However the court case is unlikely to do more than postpone her deportation until November 19. The only way she will be able to remain in Australia is through the intervention of the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen.

Advocates for the family are asking everyone who can to write a letter to the minister asking him to intervene. We can send you a form letter with more information on the case, please email irintoul [at] for a copy

Or see the RAC press releases below Immigration Minister urged to halt deportation of Chinese family and Immigration Minister ignores suicide attempt and Geneva appeal to halt deportation of chinese family

The human rights abuses by the Chinese government are well documented. There have been too many instances of so-called failed asylum seekers being returned to disappear, be arrested, or killed.

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