Thousands of Myanmar citizens in Australia at risk of being deported to violence back home

Thousands of Myanmar citizens in Australia at risk of being deported to violence back home

The Guardian

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Labor urges Morrison government to extend the stay of temporary visa holders and expand sanctions against military figures

The Morrison government faces fresh calls to allow more than 3,000 Myanmarese citizens to stay in Australia once their visas expire, amid fears about the dangers they face if forced to return home.

With more than 600 civilians now estimated to have been killed in violent crackdowns by security forces since the 1 February military coup, Labor has written to Australian ministers to demand help for temporary visa holders and the expansion of sanctions against junta figures.

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