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The Resource Confessions of a people-smuggler, Dawood Amiri

Confessions of a people-smuggler, Dawood Amiri

Label
Confessions of a people-smuggler
Title
Confessions of a people-smuggler
Statement of responsibility
Dawood Amiri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Biography type
autobiography
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10641290
Cataloging source
AU@
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Amiri, Dawood
Dewey number
345.598
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Amiri, Dawood
  • Trials
  • Human smuggling
  • Political refugees
  • Boat people
  • Human smuggling
Summary expansion
Dawood Amiri is an ethnic Hazara who, in 2010, made the fateful decision to seek asylum in Australia. He arrived in Indonesia in 2010, and after various adventures and misadventures, was captured along with over 150 other refugees when he was about to board a boat headed for Christmas Island. After a long stint in detention, he escaped and began working for people-smugglers to raise money for his own passage and to help his fellow asylum-seekers. In six months, he organised more than 400 passengers for four different boats, but he never made it 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. His story, despite appearances, is that of a man who considers himself humane and decent, who landed among thieves. It also provides surprising insights 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
Target audience
adult
Label
Confessions of a people-smuggler, Dawood Amiri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053329878
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925106091
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Confessions of a people-smuggler, Dawood Amiri
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053329878
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925106091
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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