Afghan youth deported from Nuremberg: German classmates face police brutality in solidarity protest

In an event marking spontaneous solidarity and anger against forced deportation of refugees by the German government, students of vocational training program in Nuremberg occupied a police van which came to their campus to take one of their classmates for deportation. While the protest by the students have been thoroughly peaceful and spontaneous, the police and authorities have labeled the protesters as left-radicals. However, the agitators are common students with no organised political links.

Dear Asia, the refugee crisis is our problem, too

There remains an Asian-centric tendency to think that asylum is a concept manufactured by the West, for the West. Today, half of the countries in East and Southeast Asia have not signed the Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol.