An Indonesian rights group on Tuesday urged for the discharge of a Rohingya man who has been in detention for the final seven years.
Iman Husein, 54, was arrested in 2012 for alleged involvement within the smuggling of Rohingya refugees. He has since been languishing in an immigration detention heart within the capital Jakarta.
Andi Amien Assegaf, a lawyer for the Indonesia Concern Group for Rohingya, mentioned Husein is a registered refugee with the UN and a sufferer of genocide in Myanmar.
“Husein ought to have been handed over to the UN Refugee Company within the first place in order that the company may assure his rights as a refugee,” Assegaf instructed Anadolu Company on Tuesday.
On account of the detention, Husein was pressured to stay individually from his spouse and kids, who’re at present residing within the port metropolis of Makassar in Indonesia.
The lawyer additionally urged the immigration officers to launch Husein and deal with him humanely.
Assegaf recalled that 160 Rohingya refugees within the port metropolis of Makassar in South Sulawesi province are ready to be resettled in a 3rd nation.
“Furthermore, there are school-aged refugee youngsters amongst them. It’s upsetting as they can’t get a correct training,” he mentioned.
In January 2019, the Rohingya refugees in Makassar held a protest in entrance of the UN workplaces. They demanded assurance relating to their resettlement to a 3rd nation.
Lots of of 1000’s of Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim neighborhood in August 2017.