Rohingyan refugee pleads for Australia's permission to speak to EU

Rohingyan refugee pleads for Australia's permission to speak to EU

Habiburahman asked to address European parliament about persecution, but cannot leave Australia

A Rohingyan refugee living in Australia is pleading with the Australian government to grant him a travel document allowing him to speak at the European parliament about the persecution of his people.

Habiburahman – who goes by only one name – arrived in Australia from Myanmar, which was then known as Burma, by boat in 2009.

I cannot travel, I cannot belong. It is very upsetting

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