Asylum seekers called for an end to their plight in Indonesia




Several social media users have criticized the continued plight of thousands of Afghan refugees in Indonesia and launched a hashtag to support them under the heading “Take care of migrants in Indonesia.” The lawsuit alleges that thousands of migrants have been stranded in Indonesia for years.


The lawsuit is set to be heard at various times in many countries worldwide, including the United States, and more than 20,000 people have joined the case so far. This hashtag is set to become a “trend” on social media. Earlier last month, many users launched a hashtag supporting these asylum seekers under the slogan “End Ten Years of Uncertainty.”


The lawsuits were launched after many Afghan citizens in Indonesia, whose asylum applications had not been processed for years, protested. A number of these immigrants allegedly sewed their lips together in protest, and one of them set himself on fire in front of the UN building in Indonesia.


Before this protest by social users, the asylum case of Esmatullah and Latif was closed forever after seven years of waiting. The demonstrations took place as Afghan refugees in Indonesia staged protests, but the demonstrations are said to have turned violent. At least three people were reported killed and dozens more injured in clashes between protesters and Indonesian police.


Afghan refugees fleeing Afghanistan due to security threats and living outside the country are experiencing the worst fate; now, Afghan refugees are seeking refugee status from refugee countries to seek refuge. Protesters in Indonesia also complain of poor living conditions, stressing that Indonesia does not provide any fundamental rights to Afghan citizens because it does not adhere to the Universal Charter for the Reception of Asylum Seekers.