Publish Date: Oct 13, 2013
We have a lot of experience acting for ethnic Tibetans and Buddhists who have claimed refugee status in Australia because they faced persecution due to their political views, religion and ethnicity.
The Refugee Review Tribunal recently acknowledged the risks faced by ethnic Tibetans from the Chinese government.
In this particular case the brother of the woman who sought protection was an activist in political movements in support of the Tibetan people. He had participated in numerous demonstrations against the Chinese occupation of Tibet and had been punished severely for this activity.
The woman was also beaten by the police and threatened that if she continued to protest she would be detained indefinitely. She continued to experience general discrimination because of her ethnicity. Further, she was unable to access education.
The Tribunal accepted that Tibetans are generally disadvantaged and that those who participate in political protests are targeted. The Tribunal reversed the negative decision and granted the applicant refugee status.
This case is very similar to those of a number of asylum seekers fleeing persecution whom our firm has represented.
Australian Immigration law, and in particular refugee law, is highly technical and applicants for the various classes of visas which may be available for entry into Australia require skilful representation. Craddock Murray Neumann Immigration Lawyers has represented more than 5,000 visa applicants over the years and we have an extensive skill base and information resources to assist our clients.
If you are seeking an Australian immigration lawyer please phone Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers on +61 2 8268 4000. We can outline our fees and the services that we can provide for you.