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"Make Their Lives Miserable"

Date: 9.9.14 Source: Human Rights Watch
Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel. Human Rights Watch Report September 9, 2014

Refugees protests conditions at Negev detention center

Date: 21.5.14 Source: ynet, Omri Efraim
Some 300 asylum seekers are protesting at the Negev facility, claiming nine transfers were left to sleep outside; Prison Service says demonstrators trying to pressure management with false claims.

At least 23 Eritreans still detained in Israel, in violation of state policy

Date: 4.5.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
One month after being notified of the situation, only one out of the 24 asylum seekers being held in Holot has been released; he had a lawyer.

As he heads into detention, refugee leader vows to keep fighting

Date: 2.5.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Israel sends refugee protest symbol Mutasim Ali into detention, despite UN recommendation he be given refugee status.

Abandonment routes

Date: 8.4.14 Source: Haaretz Editorial
The court must make it clear that it refuses to support Israel’s unacceptable policies toward asylum seekers.

'We are prisoners here', say migrants at Israel's desert detention camp

Date: 4.4.14 Source: The Telegraph, Robert Tait
Human rights activists say Israel should be ashamed of its treatment of asylum seekers at Holot, a holding facility for 'infiltrators' deep in the Negev desert

Asylum seeker ordered to take down pictures of crosses

Date: 24.3.14 Source: YNET, Omri Efraim
The allowance of Eritrean refugee Michael Abrae, currently held in Holot, was taken away after he refused to remove pictures of crosses he had hung: 'I am deprived of religious freedom'.

Can't get visa because of long lines? No penalty

Date: 20.3.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Responding to complaints about long lines to renew visas, immigration authority promises not to take legal action against affected asylum seekers or their employers.

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