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The Resource Confessions of a People-Smuggler

Confessions of a People-Smuggler

Label
Confessions of a People-Smuggler
Title
Confessions of a People-Smuggler
Statement of responsibility
Dawood Amiri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dawood Amiri is an ethnic Hazara who, as a young man, made the fateful decision to flee the terror being inflicted on his people, and seek asylum in Australia. He arrived in Indonesia in 2010, but was eventually captured when he was about to board a boat headed for Christmas Island. After a long stint in detention, where immigration processes failed to help him, he escaped and began working for people-smugglers to aid his fellow asylum-seekers, and to raise money for his own passage to Australia.Amiri was eventually arrested as a people-smuggler himself, after having helped gather passengers for a boat that was recklessly overloaded by his bosses and sank en route to Christmas Island, with the loss of 96 lives.Among the dead were two of Amiri's best friends; that day, he 'swore at God'. He was sentenced to six years' jail in Jakarta's Cipinang prison, while the kingpins, at the time, remained free.A revelatory tale of compassion, love, sacrifice, and survival, Confessions of a People-Smuggler is a surprising insight into the desperation of asylum-seekers and the economics of the highly organised people-smuggling industry, as well as the corruption that has enabled it
Biography type
autobiography
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10641290
Cataloging source
AU@
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Amiri, Dawood
Dewey number
345.5980237
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Confessions of a People-Smuggler
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e23a4faf-2a92-4c41-a656-42929ad3a15f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113372
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Confessions of a People-Smuggler
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e23a4faf-2a92-4c41-a656-42929ad3a15f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113372
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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