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Zahra (6), Fatima (7) and Eman (9) - the daughters of Sondos Ismail and Ahmed Alzalimi -  three of the 146 children who lost their lives when the vessel that has become known as SIEVX foundered in international waters en route to Christmas Island on 19 October 2001.
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The Anonymous Dead

by Marg Hutton
19 August 2003

5 of the 146 children who drowned on SIEVX (photos from nahrain.com & SCATT)

Recently Senator Ellison answered a number of questions on notice that were put to him in February by the Leader of the Greens, Senator Bob Brown. One of these questions concerned the list of names of those who perished on SIEVX:

'Does Mr Keelty know the names of the victims who died in the sinking of SIEV X?'

'A list was provided to the AFP from a confidential source after the vessel sank. Provision of any details of that list would compromise that source. It may also compromise a current ongoing investigation in Indonesia. The list purports to contain some details of passengers, but its veracity has not been tested.

The AFP believes it is unlikely that a full and comprehensive list of those who boarded SIEV X or those who subsequently drowned will ever be available.'

Essentially Ellison seems to now be saying - 'Yes, we have that information, but we will never release it'.

Imagine if this stance had been taken in relation to those who died in the Bali bombing a year ago. It would not have been tolerated!

As the former Chair of the CMI Committeee, Senator Peter Cook said recently - 'This is 353 dead people on our watch, on our turf'.

146 children, 142 women and 65 men died in our border protection surveillance zone nearly two years ago. Why are they not even allowed the dignity of their names?

We are continuing with our efforts to painstakingly compile a list of all those who travelled on SIEVX. We currently have more than 130 names and will not be deterred from completing this task by Minister Ellison's stubborn refusal to assist.

Below are the names of 43 of the children who died on SIEVX. There are more than 100 names still missing...

Ali Falah, son of Hassan Jassem, aged 3 weeks

Karrar, son of Najah Zubaydi, aged 1

Zahra Al Battat, daughter of Dr Kamel Mohsen Al Battat, aged 1

Fatima Fawzi, daughter of Fawzi Qasim, aged 1

Alya Raad, daughter of Rokaya Satar, aged 2

Batoul Falah, daughter of Hassan Jassem, aged 2

Rakem Haidar, daughter of Haidar Ataa, aged 2

Doha Yasser Al Helou, daughter of Yasser Al Helou, aged 2

Mohammed, son of Hazam Al Rowaimi, aged 3

Marwa Yasser Al Helou, daughter of Yasser Al Helou, aged 3

Zahra Al Yassiry, daughter of Sayed Hassan Al Yassiry, aged 3

Moustafa Alrimahi, brother of Zaynab Alrimahi, aged 4

Kauthar Raad, daughter of Rokaya Satar, aged 4

Rem Haidar, daughter of Haidar Ataa, aged 4

Zainab Al Battat, daughter of Dr Kamel Mohsen Al Battat, aged 4

Mohammed Almonther Alghazzi, son of Mohammed Alghazzi, aged 4

Fatima Falah, daughter of Hassan Jassem, aged 5

Abas Jawad Hussein, brother of Hussein Jawad Hussein, aged 5

Fatima Al Yassiry, daughter of Sayed Hassan Al Yassiry, aged 5

Nargis, daughter of Hazam Al Rowaimi, aged 5

Ali Almutth Alghazzi, son of Mohammed Alghazzi, aged 5

Zahra, daughter of Sondos Ismail & Ahmed Alzalimi, aged 6

Mahmoud Alrimahi, brother of Zaynab Alrimahi, aged 6

Noor Fawzi, daughter of Fawzi Qasim, aged 6

Fatima, daughter of Sondos Ismail & Ahmed Alzalimi, aged 7

Zahra, daughter of Faris Kadhem, aged 7

Roukaya Alrimahi, sister of Zaynab Alrimahi, aged 7

Noor Yasser Al Helou, son of Yasser Al Helou, aged 7

Eman, daughter of Sondos Ismail & Ahmed Alzalimi, aged 8

Ayat Fawzi, daughter of Fawzi Qasim, aged 8

Fatama, daughter of Hazam Al Rowaimi, aged 8

Ahmad, son of Kareem Jabar Husein, aged 8

Wissam Al Battat, son of Dr Kamel Mohsen Al Battat, aged 8

Rabab Jawad Hussein, brother of Hussein Jawad Hussein, aged 9

Hajaran Sobie, daughter of Ali-Mehdi Sobie, aged 10

Mohamad Al Battat, son of Dr Kamel Mohsen Al Battat, aged 10

Ream, daughter of Mohammed Alghazzi aged 10

Noor, daughter of Hazam Al Rowaimi, aged 11

Marva Sobie, daughter of Ali-Mehdi Sobie, aged 12

Fatima Alrimahi, sister of Zaynab Alrimahi, aged 14

Donya Sobie, daughter of Ali-Mehdi Sobie, aged 14

Ahmad Yasser Al Helou, son of Yasser Al Helou, aged 16

Ammar Ismail, son of Issam & Rajaa Ismail, aged 19


For further information concerning our quest for the names of SIEVX victims & survivors see:

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