26 July, 2014 / Ramazan 27, 1435

The plight of Hazaras

Around 120 ethnic Hazaras were detained by Indonesian police as they attempted to reach Australia by wooden boat. Thousands of Hazaras, who are almost all members of Pakistan's Shia minority, choose to face the ocean's terrors rather than risk an encounter with the death squads stalking their city's streets in Quetta. In the past year, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni extremist group, has turned Quetta into a hunting ground. - Text and photos by Reuters.

Officers (R) give immigration forms to ethnic Hazara women who were detained by Indonesian police at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Officers (R) give immigration forms to ethnic Hazara women who were detained by Indonesian police at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Ethnic Hazaras cook noodles as they are detained by the Indonesian police at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Ethnic Hazaras cook noodles as they are detained by the Indonesian police at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Detained ethnic Hazaras watch Indonesian policemen march at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Detained ethnic Hazaras watch Indonesian policemen march at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
An Indonesian policeman walks by detained ethnic Hazaras in Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
An Indonesian policeman walks by detained ethnic Hazaras in Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Detained ethnic Hazara women stand by an Indonesian policeman at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Detained ethnic Hazara women stand by an Indonesian policeman at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
A detained ethinc Hazara woman covers her face at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
A detained ethinc Hazara woman covers her face at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Detained ethnic Hazaras ethnic are seen at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.
Detained ethnic Hazaras ethnic are seen at Pondok Dayung in Jakarta, October 25, 2012.

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