Abdul Karim Hekmat
is a freelance writer and photographer.

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News September 05, 2015

Secret freeze on refugee citizenship processes

The government has ceased processing citizenship applications from boat-arrival refugees entitled to become Australians, leaving hundreds in limbo.

News August 08, 2015

How Mohammad Nasim Najafi died in a detention centre

Two weeks after being beaten and placed in a solitary cell, asylum seeker Mohammad Nasim Najafi was dead. These were his last days.

News November 08, 2014

Hazaras face death on return to Afghanistan

An Australian Hazara is killed by the Taliban, our embassy staff fear leaving their Kabul compound, and Scott Morrison continues to return asylum seekers.

News October 04, 2014

Taliban tortures Abbott government deportee

The first Hazara asylum seeker refouled by the federal government was taken by the Taliban inside a month.