October 01, 2012
Muhammad Anwar’s pursuit for sanctuary ended in Milan, Italy.
Mohammad Anwar (an asylum seeker), father of two kids, Saeeda her elder daughter aged only 7-9 years and a son Hasnain only 4-6 years old; fled Pakistan two years ago, remained in Greece for one and half year and eventually managed to enter Italy where his fate did not stand by him any more.
[UPDATED] According to reports he succumbed to his injuries after when he tried to escape from Italian border authorities, who had sent him back to Greece twice before the tragedy. His body is currently held in a Milan hospital. He belonged to the most persecuted ethnic and religious minority – Hazaras
His abandoned family is unable to pay the due amount which apparently is 7000 Euros to bring his dead body back and have his funeral before their eyes. It is therefore requested from every reader/friend to please contribute your share of moral liability. Please read the flyer if you wish to donate.
Please remember that his innocent kids have only one week to see their father’s face for the last time, or else Italian authorities will bury the body in Italy according to their rules.
The heart wrenching tale of Mohammad Anwar depicts plight of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees, stranded in between Greece and Italy. The daily deadly attacks by fascists on these vulnerable people is not rare either. The news of oppression and torture of asylum seekers surface on International media everyday, but no stern action has been taken yet by UNHCR and other Human Rights organizations to prevent these gruesome violence and attacks against refugees asylum seekers.