Asia Pacific News Round Up June

Uyghurs held in immigration detention without charge in Thailand on hunger strike

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UNHCR is introducing new ID cards for refugees in Malaysia

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Aceh allows stranded Rohingya asylum seekers to leave their boat and move into temporary shelter

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Goa looking for land for foreigners’ detention centre

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Australia says 28 asylum seekers boats have been turned back and faces international criticism for its refugee policies

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The Australian Greens party have introduced the ‘Transparency Guarantee’ bill to increase media access to offshore processing centres as well a push for an inquiry into children in detention.

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Trauma psychologist describes Australia’s offshore detention centres as the worst he’s ever seen

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