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People Smuggling & Disruption

Included here are general articles on people smuggling some which may provide insight into Australia's People Smuggling Disruption Program in Indonesia. For our archive of articles on Abu Quassey see this page.

1999

Fishers of men find holes in our coastwatch net ~ Paul Toohey, 14 August 1999 (Aus)
Illegals Bound For Crowded Centre ~ Natalie O'Brien, 16 August 1999 (Aus)
The People Smugglers Guide To Australia ~ 23 August 1999 (Four Corners)
$124M Thrown Into Fight Against Illegals ~ Steve Creedy, 7 October 1999 (Aus)
Scourge Of the Smuggler ~ Steve Creedy, 12 October 1999 (Aus)
New Campaign To Stop Illegal Entrants ~ 29 October 1999 (DIMA Media Release)
352 illegals first of a new wave ~ David Tanner et al, 3 November 1999 (Aus)
Call to act on wave of illegals ~ Megan Saunders, 10 November 1999 (Aus)
Australia's respect for human rights a huge draw for illegal immigrants ~ 15 November 1999 (7.30 Report)
Patrol Boat in Record Arrest ~ Graham Davis, 15 November 1999 (Navy News)
Fly buys: The boat people's package ~ Louise Williams, 17 November 1999 (SMH)
Neighbour's unwelcome toss... ~ Don Greenlees, 20 November 1999 (Aus)
Immigration Minister Takes Anti-People Smuggling Campaign to WA ~ 1 December 1999 (DIMA)
Iraqis Tell of Epic Escape to Australia ~ 2 December 1999 (Reuters)
Bad Tidings on Christmas ~ Colleen Egan, 11 December 1999 (Weekend Aus)

2000

Littlest boat person arrives... ~ Natalie O'Brien, 3 February 2000 (Aus)
Arms of safety reach out... ~ Jason Koutsoukis, 3 February 2000 (Age)
The Perils of People Smuggling Revealed ~ Philip Ruddock, 15 June 2000 (Media Release)

2001

The 'Travel Agents' ~ Michael Winchester, 19 January 2001 (Asiaweek)
Strengthening Australian-Indonesian business ties ~ Ric Smith, 17 February 2001 (JP)
Working Paper No. 63 - Security, People Smuggling... ~ William Maley, March 2001 (ADSC)
Search for Missing Fishing Boat ~ 27 March 2001 (AMSA Media Release)
Race on to find 25 stranded illegals ~ Megan Saunders, 28 March 2001 (Aus)
Liferaft pair spark rescue ~ Sean Cowan, 28 March 2001 (Age)
22 People Saved by Christmas Island Community Effort ~ Justice Minister Ellison, 28 March 2001 (Media Release)
New powers for undercover police ~ Edmond Roy, 5 April 2001 (World Today)
How we spy on our friends ~ Brendan Nicholson, 8 April 2001 (Sunday Age)
Indonesia houses 1,558 illegal migrants ~ 24 May 2001 (Jakarta Post)
3500 Set To Enter Illegally ~ Brendan Nicholson, 17 June 2001 (Age)
Australia-bound illegal immigrants arrested in East Nusa Tenggara ~ 20 June 2001 (BBC)
People Who Move People ~ Don Greenlees, 23 June 2001 (Aus)
People-trade syndicates make millions ~ Don Greenlees, 23 June 2001 (Aus - pdf file)
Villagers attack immigration center in Gunung Putri ~ 30 June 2001 (Jakarta Post)
Urgent: Better handling of Indonesia's illegal aliens ~ Lukmiardi, 7 July 2001 (Jakarta Post)
Swoop thwarts new people-smuggling plot ~ Mark Baker, 10 July 2001 (Age)
Arrests rout people-smugglers ~ Greenlees & Lyall, 14 July 2001 (Aus)
Human Trade Bosses in Jail ~ Michael McKinnon, 28 July 2001
500 Migrants stranded on Indonesian Islands ~ 30 July 2001 (Dawn)
Storms strand 500 illegal on islands ~ Don Greenlees, 30 July 2001 (Aus)
Fact Sheet 74a - Boat Arrival Details~ 1 August 2001 (DIMIA)
Illegal immigrants stranded in Lombok ~ 2 August 2001 (JP)
Leaking boatload of women and children ~ Belinda Hickman, 17 August 2001 (Aus)
Interview with John Howard ~ Neil Mitchell, 17 August 2001 (3AW)
That sinking feeling as another leaky old boat heaves to ~ Sally Loane, 20 August 2001 (SMH)
Two killed as boat carrying Afghans sinks ~ 20 August 2001 (JP)
Three dead as refugee boat runs aground ~ Sophie Douez, 20 August 2001 (Age)
Tropical Transit Lounge ~ David O'Shea, 22 August 2001 (Dateline)
Plan to Boost Indonesian Intelligence Force ~ Darren Gray, 28 August 2001 (Age)
A leaky boat to heartbreak ~ Keith Saunders, 28 August 2001 (Aus)
AFP investigates people smuggling in Indonesia ~ Linda Mottram, 31 August 2001 (AM)
Cilacap seeks help to deal with 138 Afghan refugees ~ 31 August 2001 (JP)
1500 ready to sail from Indonesia ~ Kerry Taylor, 31 August 2001 (Age)
5000 new illegals on the way ~ Megan Saunders, 31 August 2001 (Aus)
The People Smugglers: Six men rule the trade in humans ~ Megan Saunders, 31 August 2001 (Aus)
Man behind the people trade ~ Don Greenlees, 1 September 2001 (Aus)
Increased Defence Surveillance ~ John Howard, 1 September 2001 (Media release)
Joint press conference ~ Howard & Ruddock, 1 September 2001 (Transcript)
Illegals stuck in Indonesia ~ Marianne Kearney, 2 September 2001 (Straits Times)
Patrols to begin the hunt off Java ~ Megan Saunders, 3 September 2001 (Aus)
Australia hopes for more Indonesian action on asylum seekers ~ 3 September 2001 (7.30 Report)
Defence Force surveillance to increase... ~ Catherine McGrath, 3 September 2001 (World Today)
Australia bolsters sea border patrols ~ Grant Holloway, 3 September 2001 (CNN)
Shipwrecked in Indonesia... ~ Lindsay Murdoch, 6 September 2001 (Age)
Indonesian daily warns people-smuggling issue 'could get more serious' ~ 6 September 2001 (BBC)
Kupang police hold 190 illegal immigrants ~ 6 September 2001 (BBC)
Will captains ignore SOS calls? ~ Myint Zan, 7 September 2001 (JP)
Australia may widen extradition treaty ~ 7 September 2001 (JP)
Arrivals of Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans limited ~ 8 September 2001 (JP)
Strategy to curb traffic in illegals ~ Don Greenlees, 8 September 2001 (Aus)
Refugee stereotypes are not always accurate ~ Annastashya Emmanuelle, 15 September 2001 (JP)
Smuggling Links Probed ~ Don Greenlees, 18 September 2001 (Aus)
Police stop boatpeople ~ Don Greenlees, 19 September 2001 (Aus)
Interview with Peter Reith ~ Barrie Cassidy, 23 September 2001 (Insiders)
Immigrant treatment 'causes resentment' ~ 29 September 2001 (JP)
Interview with Peter Reith ~ Laurie Oakes, 30 September 2001 (Sunday)
Navy cuts hit surveillance ~ 1 October 2001 (news.com.au)
Alleged people smuggler faces $7.5m in fines ~ 5 October 2001 (CT)
Immigration Debate (Part Two) ~ 7 October 2001 (Sixty Minutes)
Reception committee for people-smuggler ~ Don Greenlees, 8 October 2001 (Aus)
Accused people smuggler says it wasn't him ~ Mark Russell, 13 October 2001
Tampa Tantrums ~ Marr & Wilkinson, 20 October 2001 (SMH)
Overload Kills On Voyage Of Doom ~ Don Greenlees, 24 October 2001 (Aus)
Tragedy spurs talks on illegal immigrants ~ 25 October 2001 (JP)
Darkness is a smuggler's only friend ~ Don Greenlees, 26 October 2001 (Aus)
Trading in Tragedy ~ Mitchell & Dickins, 27 October 2001 (Herald Sun)
Death boat suspects under arrest ~ Tim Dodd, 27 October 2001 (AFR)
Two policemen arrested... ~ Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, 27 October 2001 (JP)
People traders among us... ~ Mark Ludlow, 28 October 2001 (Qld Sunday Mail)
Boat agreement lapses ~ Lindsay Murdoch, 30 October 2001 (Age)
EX-LAUNCESTON MAN TELLS: `I'm no people smuggler' ~ Nick Clark, 2 November 2001 (Launceston Examiner)
Enniss to keep low profile in Indonesia ~ Martin Stevenson, 3 November 2001 (Launceston Examiner)
230 refugees stranded on Rote island ~ 3 November 2001 (JP)
The People Smugglers ~ Ross Coulthart, 4 November 2001 (Sunday)
Indonesia arrests people smuggler suspect ~ 6 November 2001 (CNN)
Indonesia seizes suspected chief people smuggler ~ 7 November 2001 (Reuters)
People smuggling suspect will face Indonesian charges... ~ Lindsay Murdoch, 8 November 2001 (SMH)
'It's Impossible For Us To Extradite Abu Quassey' ~ 8 November 2001 (Tempo Indonesia)
'Chief' people-smuggler arrested ~ Emmy Fitri, 8 November 2001 (Jakarta Post)
People Smuggler Arrested ~ 8 November 2001 (suaramerdeka.com)
Jakarta vows to wipe out... syndicates ~ 9 November 2001 (AFP)
Breakfast with Bandarto Bandoro ~ 9 November 2001 (Kompas)
RI considers extraditing Abu Quassey to Australia ~ 9 November 2001 (JP)
Police Succeed in Identifying Abu Quassey's Network ~ Lily Kartika, 12 November 2001 (Kompas)
The Legal Loopholes of Refugee Smuggling ~ 13 November 2001 (Tempo)
Indonesia a nightmare for refugees ~ Ian Timberlake, 16 November 2001 (Wash. Times)
People smugglers disappear amid crackdown ~ Ian Timberlake, 17 November 2001 (Straits Times)
Key people smuggler arrested in Malaysia ~ Grant Holloway, 3 December 2001 (CNN)
Malaysia deports people smuggler suspect ~ Grant Holloway, 5 December 2001 (CNN)
'Mr Big' of Boat People Nabbed ~ Sean Cowan, 20 December 2001 (WA)
Cambodia, Australia target smugglers ~ 20 December 2001 (AP)

2002

People Smuggling Suspects Arrested ~ 11 January 2002 (AAP)
In Jakarta's Little Afghanistan... ~ 16 January 2002 (AFP)
Boatpeople stranded 'in the hands of criminals' ~ 20 January 2002 (AFP)
From Iraq To Woomera ~ Susan Owens, 2 February 2002 (AFR)
Accused People Smuggler says he was working for humanity ~ Catherine Munro, 13 February 2002 (AAP)
People Smuggler Denies Blame for Deaths ~ 13 February 2002 (Laksamana Net)
Abu Quassey Denies Masterminding People Smuggling ~ 13 February 2002 (Tempo)
The Australian People Smuggler ~ Ross Coulthart, 17 February 2002 (Sunday)
Testimony to Senate L & C Estimates ~ AFP Commissioner Keelty, 19 February 2002
Failure To Act On Smuggler... ~ Andrew Clennell, 25 February 2002 (SMH)
Jakarta acts on people smuggling ~ Tim Dodd, 25 February 2002 (AFR)
Regional Conference On People Smuggling ~ Mark Bowling, 25 February 2002 (ABC)
Drowning in a smuggler's paradise ~ Marianne Bray, 27 February 2002 (CNN)
Human Traffic - A Lucrative Trade ~ 1 March 2002 (CNN)
Illegal immigrants still unsure of their destiny ~ Junaidi & Sufa, 2 March 2002 (Jakarta Post)
I'm just a good spy, says our man in Timor ~ Lindsay Murdoch, 4 March 2002 (SMH)
When the truth is all at sea ~ Aaron Patrick, 12 April 2002 (AFR)
To Deter and Deny ~ Deb Whitmont, 15 April 2002 (Four Corners)
Turning tide traps people-smugglers ~ Greenlees & Lyall, 27 April 2002 (Aus)
Pipeline for illegals choked off ~ Greenlees & Saunders, 27 April 2002 (Aus)
Testimony to FAD&T Senate Estimates ~ Dr Raby, 6 June 2002
The changing tide of people smuggling ~ Andrew Warton, June 2002 (Platypus)
Testimony to CMI Committee ~ AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty, 11 July 2002
People Smuggling: The Crime of Flight ~ Bertil Lintner, 18 July 2002 (first published in FEER)
Testimony to Senate L&C Estimates ~ Keelty & McDevitt, 6 August 2002
God's Decision: The Abu Quassey Story ~ David O'Shea, 21 August 2002 (SBS Dateline)
Alleged people-smuggler on trial for visa abuse ~ M. Sri Saraswati, 22 August 2002 (JP)
AFP Investigation Into Alleged People Smuggler Completed ~ 24 August 2002 (AFP Media Release)
Trapped in Jakarta's hotel of broken dreams ~ Matthew Moore, 26 August 2002 (Age & SMH)
Alleged people smuggler bound for Australia ~ 27 August 2002 (SMH)
'Kevin John Enniss - The AFP Cover up': Sunday ~ 27 August 2002
Sunday Program Continues With People Smuggling Allegations ~ 29 August 2002 (AFP Media Release)
Six-month prison term requested for Egyptian ~ 29 August 2002 (JP
Sting that took the venom out of snakeheads ~ Mark Baker, 31 August 2002 (SMH, Age)
The Federal Police and People Smugglers ~ Ross Coulthart, 1 September 2002 (Sunday)
People smuggler jailed in Indonesia ~ 5 September 2002 (SMH)
Egyptian jailed for immigration violation ~ Muninggar Sri Saraswati, 5 September 2002 (JP)
People Smuggling Trial Continues ~ Hamish Robertson, 18 September 2002 (PM)
Senator Faulkner - Adjournment Speeches re PSDP ~ 23 - 25 September 2002
Senate Question Time Debate - Border Protection ~ Senator Faulkner et al, 26 September 2002
Senator Faulkner has got it wrong ~ 26 September 2002 (AFP Media Release)
Overview of Investigations into AFP & Enniss ~ Ross Coulthart, 29 September 2002 (Sunday)
Fact Sheet 73 - People Smuggling ~ revised Oct 02 (DIMIA)
Testimony to Senate L&C Estimates ~ AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty, 20 November 2002
Arrest Warrant Issued for Abu Quassey... 9 December 2002 (AFP Media Release)
Sabotage concerns about SIEV X ~ Kirsten Lawson, 15 December 2002 (CT)
Australia Complicit? ~ Pamela Curr, 18 December 2002 (AusNews)
Australian trial for alleged smuggler ~ Annabel Crabb, 25 December 2002 (Age)
Vow to hunt man behind death voyage ~ Mark Metherell, 30 December 2002 (SMH)
Pursuit of people smuggler to go on ~ Josh Gordon, 30 December 2002 (Age)
People Smuggler Action Urged ~ 30 December 2002 (AAP)
Australia to hunt 'people smuggler' ~ 30 December 2002 (BBC)
Vow to pursue people smuggler ~ Kirsten Lawson, 31 December 2002 (CT)
Govt says it cannot stop people smuggler's release ~ 30 December 2002 (ABC)
Indonesia to hold people smuggler ~ 31 December 2002

2003

Canberra to chase accused people-smuggler ~ Patrick Walters, 1 January 2003 (Aus)
Australia will try to grab people smuggler ~ 1 January 2003 (SMH)
Jakarta to deport suspected people smuggler ~ 1 January 2003 (CNN)
Video of Quassey's release ~ 1 January 2003 (ABC)
People Smuggler Released ~ Tim Palmer, 2 January 2002 (AM)
Death Boat Smuggler Has No Remorse ~ Patrick Walters, 2 January 2003 (Aus)
Chase is on to stop people smuggling suspect ~ Tom Hyland, 2 January 2003 (SMH & Age)
Suspected people-smuggler released, faces deportation ~ 2 January 2003 (Jakarta Post)
Jakarta arranges to deport alleged people smuggler ~ Tom Hyland, 3 January 2003 (Age)
Smuggler's Exit Pending ~ Patrick Walters, 3 January 2003 (Aus)
Accused Quassey may be deported next week ~ 4 January 2003 (Age)
Tell all on people smuggler, Opposition urges Govt ~ 4 January 2003 (CT)
This evil people smuggler... ~ Tony Kevin, 5 January 2003 (Sunday Telegraph)
SIEV-X man may face new charges ~ Tim Dodd, 7 January 2003 (AFR)
A new twist in Aus and Indon police effort to gag Quassey ~ Tony Kevin, 7 January 2003 (MR)
Death boat suspect set to slip legal net ~ Don Greenlees, 8 January 2002 (Aus)
More Safety Nets Being Put Out For Quassey ~ Tony Kevin, 8 January 2003 (MR)
More Twists and Turns From the AFP ~ Tony Kevin & Marg Hutton, 10 January 2003
Canberra pressed on people smuggler ~ Bob Burton, 11 January 2003 (Asia Times)
Govt. to deport alleged smuggler ~ 28 January 2003 (Jakarta Post)
Smuggling Accused May Dodge Australian Courts ~ Matthew Moore, 28 January 2003 (SMH)
Egypt Vies To Take Back Smuggler ~ Matthew Moore, 28 January 2003 (Age)
Australia dragging feet on smuggler's extradition... ~ Matthew Moore, 1 February 2003 (SMH&Age)
Govt. may extradite suspected people-smuggler to Eqypt... ~ 6 February 2003 (Jakarta Post)
Egypt, Aust seek man's extradition ~ 6 February 2003 (Aus)
Australia in talks with Indonesia to extradite... ~ 6 February 2003 (South China Morning Post)
Egyptian envoy asks Indonesia to hand over... ~ 7 February 2003 (Jakarta Post)
RI caught between Egypt and Australia ~ Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, 7 February 2003 (Jakarta Post)
Australian bid to get smuggler ~ Webster & Moore, 8 February 2003 (Age)
Australia 'has no right' to smuggler ~ Matthew Moore, 11 February 2003 (Age)
Howard arrives for two day visit...~ Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, 15 February 2003, (Jakarta Post)
Howard praises Jakarta's anti-terror fight ~ 16 February 2003 (utusan.com.my)
Indonesia Rejects Australia's Request... ~ 16 February 2003 (Tempo)
Aust to help Egypt with Smuggler ~ Catharine Munro, 19 February 2003 (Aus)
Stop pushing says Jakarta ~ Tim Dodd, 20 February 2003 (AFR)
First extradition to Australia for people smuggling offences ~ Senator Ellison, 23 February 2003 (Media Release)
Iraqi faces court... ~ Kathryn Shine, 24 February 2003 (Aus)
Smuggle Suspect Extradited ~ Ben Harvey, 24 February 2003 (WA)
Asylum Seekers Called To Trial ~ Jill Jolliffe, 25 February 2003 (SMH)
Accused smuggler demands explanation ~ Liza Kappelle, 28 February 2003 (Sunday Times)
The Master Spy ~ Hamish McDonald, 3 March 2003 (SMH)
Ruddock discussed piracy during boat people crisis ~ Marian Wilkinson, 8 March 2003 (SMH)
Threat of Jail For Tampa Skipper ~ Mark Phillips, 10 March 2003 (Herald-Sun)
Book Renews Debate on Attempts to Stop Refugee Boats ~ Bob Burton, 10 March 2003 (IPS)
Dark Victory ~ Tony Wright, 12 March 2003 (Bulletin)
People smuggling hearing planned in Australia ~ 10 April 2003 (Radio Australia)
All troubled on the family front ~ Geoff Strong, 13 March 2003 (Age)
Australia snubbed over 'smuggler' ~ 15 April 2003 (Aus)
Abu Quassey Extradition ~ Daryl Melham, 16 April 2003 (Media Release)
Boat not Australia's problem: Government ~ Rob Taylor, 21 April 2003 (Age)
Indonesia helps refugees sail on ~ 22 April 2003 (Herald Sun)
Boat people heading for Australia ~ 22 April 2003 (Malaysian Star)
Second boat forced back... ~ 23 April 2003 (ABC)
The Return of the boat people ~ Editorial, 24 April 2003 (SMH)
Refugee boats disaster fear ~ Mark Phillips, 24 April 2003 (Aus)
New trouble for Vietnamese boat ~ Meaghan Shaw, 24 April 2003 (Age)
Sailing for Freedom ~ Moore & Banham, 26 April 2003 (SMH)
Chase For Quassey Ends ~ Matthew Moore, 26 April 2003 (SMH)
SIEV X people smuggler deported from Indonesia ~ 26 April 2003 (ABC)
Australia seeks extradition of suspected people smuggler ~ 26 April 2003 (SBS)
Government tough on the wrong people ~ Marilyn Shepherd, 26 April 2003 (Letter SMH)
Australia wants people smuggler ~ 28 April 2003 (Radio Aus)
Bali talks about to begin ~ 28 April 2003 (AAP)
People smuggling summit begins ~ 29 April 2003 (AAP)
Indonesia hosts second... conference ~ Tim Palmer, 29 April 2003 (World Today)
Did Australian authorities allow `people smuggler' to go free? ~ Sarah Stephen, 14 May 2003 (GLW)
Alleged Siev-X people smuggler arrested in Sweden ~ 23 May 2003 (ABC)
Sweden holds man in Australia people smuggling case ~ Patrick McLoughlin, 23 May 2003 (Reuters)
Arrest... of Khaled Daoed ~ Tony Kevin, 23 May (Media Release)
Iraqi Siev-X suspect faces extradition ~ 24 May 2003 (SMH)
Australia faces difficulties in prosecuting alleged people smugglers ~David Weber, 24 May 2003 (AM)
People Smuggler Arrested ~ Joakim Palmkvist, 18 June 2003 (Sydsvenskan)
353 died - Man held in Sandviken ~ 19 June 2003 (Aftonbladet)
Irakier förblir inlåst ~ Helena Nyman, 19 June 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
What next for Australian refugee policy? ~ Peter Mares, 20 June 2003 [?] (Aus Policy Online)
Search for 200 after refugee boat sinks ~ Sophie Arie, 21 June 2003 (Guardian)
Some 200 clandestine immigrants feared dead in waters off Tunisia ~ 21 June 2003 (utusan.com.my)
Refugee crisis on Lampedusa ~ Jonathan Miller, 22 June 2003 (channel 4)
Catastrophe Suspect Requested for Extradition ~ 23 June 2003 (Dagens Nyheter)
Hopes fade for illegals lost at sea ~ 23 June 2003 (Aus)
Alleged people smuggler targeted ~ 24 June 2003 (Aus)
Alleged people smuggler in court ~ 24 June 2003 (news.com.au)
Sandvikenbon begärs utlämnad till Australien ~ Helena Nyman, 24 June 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Nine drown after refugee boat sinks ~ 30 June 2003 (Herald Sun)
Sandviken Resident Remanded in Custody ~ Helena Nyman, 1 July 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Boat people 'supplied and sent on by Indonesia' ~ 2 July 2003 (SMH)
Suspected people smuggler stays in Swedish jail ~ 2 July 2003 (SMH)
Patrol bungled asylum boat hunt ~ Staff reporters, 3 July 2003 (Aus)
Man charged in Port Hedland for people smuggling ~ Minister for Justice and Customs, 3 July 2003
PM defends boat people budget ~ 5 July 2003 (news.com.au)
Revealed: alleged smuggler's agony ~ Andrew Webster, 5 July 2003 (Age)
Asylum boat tip-off 'too vague' ~ Patricia Karvelas, 8 July 2003 (news.com.au)
"Inga skäl att inte utvisa honom" ~ Ralph Bretzer, 15 July 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Man in court over people smuggling ~ 17 July 2003 (Aus)
Senator Ellison presents patrol boats to Indonesia ~ 6 August (Media Release)
Alleged people smuggler faces court in Darwin~ Annie Barker, 6 August 2003 (World Today)
Witness feared threats ~ Karen Michelmore, 8 August 2003 (news.com.au)
Indonesian police bribed: asylum seeker ~ 11 August 2003 (West Australian)
Witnesses fail to identify accused people smuggler ~ 11 August 2003 (ABC)
In Search of Refuge ~ Juma Khan Nazari, 11 August 2003 (Project Safecom)
Police tapped alleged people smuggler's phone... ~ 13 August 2003 (ABC)
Alleged people smuggler in Court ~ 15 August 2003
Egypt tries man over Siev X deaths ~ 7 September 2003 (ABC)
Evidence offer on smuggler ~ Sophie Morris, 8 September 2003 (Aus)
Australia offers Egypt help... ~ 7 September 2003 (MSNBC)
Human Trafficker pursued ~ 11 September (Al Ahram)
Small Chance of Returning ~ Helena Nyman, 23 September 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Egypt court accepts Australian help ~ 29 September 2003 (AFP)
People smuggling: National Myths and Realities ~ Andrew Wilkie, 30 September 2003 (Speech)
Survivors identify smuggler [in Sweden] ~ 1 October 2003 (Dagens Nyheter)
At risk of 20 years in prison ~ 1 October 2003 (Artabladet)
Witnesses sought for SIEV X Trial ~ 2 October 2003 (Unity)
Witness Statements The Strongest Evidence Against The 35 Year Old ~ Helena Nyman, 4 October 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
'We think he's innocent' ~ Helena Nyman, 4 October 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
'I will never go there alive' ~ Helena Nyman, 10 October 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Government - Yes to extradition ~ Helena Nyman, 10 October 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
People smuggler to be extradited ~ 10 October 2003 (Associated Press)
Swedish people-smuggler to be extradited to Australia ~ Louise Yaxley, 10 October 2003 (PM)
Accused smuggler to be extradited ~ Vivienne Oakley, 11 October 2003 (Ad Ad)
Australia Welcomes Extradition Decision ~ Helena Nyman, 11 October 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
People smuggler faces life ~ 25 October 2003 (news24.com)
Online translation of Egyptian article on Quassey trial ~ 26 October (Al Gomhuria)
Caged Beast ~ Jackie Dent, 29 October 2003 (Bulletin)
WA: Trial of alleged people smuggling kingpin begins ~ Tim Clarke, 3 November 2003 (AAP)
WA: Accomplice of alleged people smuggling kingpin in court ~ Tim Clarke, 4 November 2003 (AAP)
Smuggler trial will be long ~ Anne Calverley, 4 November 2003 (WA)
Accused smuggler 'bought' 40 boats ~ Victoria Laurie, 5 November 2003 (news.com.au)
Launch of Tampering with asylum ~ Fr Frank Brennan, 5 November 2003 (NPC)
'I hope for a fair trial' ~ Helena Nyman, 6 November 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Alleged people smuggler extradited ~ 7 November 2003 (DT)
Alleged people smuggler in Australia ~ 7 November 2003 (Age)
Qld: Lawyer moves to gag federal government ~ 7 November 2003 (AAP)
Alleged people smuggler weeps in court ~ 7 November 2003 (ninemsn.com.au)
Iraqi faces court over boat deaths ~ Grant Holloway, 7 November 2003 (CNN)
'People Smuggler' faces court ~ 7 November 2003 (BBC)
Extradited Daoed creates big headlines ~ Helena Nyman, 7 November 2003 (Arbetarbladet)
Alleged people smuggler faces court ~ Matt Wordsworth, 7 November 2003 (PM)
Government secretive about Melville asylum seekers ~ Louise Yaxley, 7 November 2003 (PM)
Smuggler paid scout for boats ~ Simone Pitsis, 7 November 2003 (Aus)
Accused Siev X people-smuggler cries in court ~ Kevin Meade, 8 November 2003 (Aus)
Illegals back in Indonesia ~ Daniel Clery, 10 November 2003
Accused wanted to give up smuggling ~ 13 November 2003 (ABC)
I spied on smuggler... ~ Roy Gibson, 14 November 2003 (WA)
Illegal migrant tells his story in smuggling trial ~ Roy Gibson, 15 November 2003 (WA)
ABA Report of Investigation into Sunday Programs of 17 & 24 February & 1 September 2002 ~ 18 December 2003 (ABA)
Jury considers people smuggling case ~ 19 December 2003 (ABC)
'No. 1' people smuggler found guilty ~ 19 December 2003 (Aus)
People smuggling Mr Big found guilty ~ Roy Gibson, 20 December 2003 (WA)
Australia's No. 1 smuggler faces lengthy jail term ~ Tim Clarke, 20 December 2003 (Age)
Egyptian jailed for deaths of 353 boatpeople ~ 27 December 2003 (ABC)
Egyptian jailed for Java sinking ~ 27 December 2003 (BBC)
7 years jail for the accused who mistakenly killed 350 Indonesians in Australia ~ 28 December 2003 (Al Gomhuria)
Refugee groups want Australia to send investigators ~ 28 December 2003 (Age online)
Vanstone welcomes Quassey's jailing ~ 28 December 2003 (Age online)
Govt regrets Quassey foreign trial ~ 28 December 2003 (Age online)
SIEV-X People Smuggler sentenced ~ 28 December 2003 (SBS TV news)
Siev X organiser sentenced to 7 years jail ~ David Hardaker, 29 December 2003 (AM)
Siev X people smuggler is convicted ~ Allesandra Fabro, 29 December 2003 (AFR)
'Lenient' penalty for Siev X smuggler ~ Sophie Morris, 29 December 2003 (Aus)
Fatal voyage ends in 7 years' jail ~ Jackie Dent, 29 December 2003 (SMH)
7 years for 353 deaths ~ Jason Frenkel, 29 December 2003 (Herald Sun)
People smuggler gets seven years ~ Dent & Shaw, 29 December 2003 (Age)
People smuggler got just deserts: Minister ~ Carmelo Amalfi, 29 December 2003 (WA)
Justice of a sort for people smuggler ~ Editorial, 30 December 2003 (Aus)
Downer: Smuggler conspiracy 'nonsense' ~ 30 December 2003 (AdAd)
A year in Indonesia ~ Tim Palmer, 31 December 2003 (ABC)
To Deter and Deny: Australia and the Interdiction of Asylum Seekers ~ Jessica Howard, 2003 (Refuge, vol. 21, no.4)

2004

How Did We Go To Australia? ~ Ramezan Ali Nassery Malistany, 11 January 2004 (NauruWire)
Pakistani denies people smuggling role ~ Tim Clarke, 21 January 2004 (Sunday Times)
Transcript of Doorstop interview re people smuggling ~ John Howard, 24 January 2004
People smuggler gets 12 years ~ Tim Clarke, 29 January 2004 (AAP)
People smuggling overlord jailed ~ 29 January 2004 (AAP)
People smuggler jailed as deterrent ~ Vivienne Oakley, 30 January 2004 (Sunday Times)
People-smuggling Mr Big jailed ~ Roy Gibson, 30 January 2004 (WA)
Asfoor has all the answers ~ Roy Gibson, 30 January 2004 (WA)
Twelve years for people smuggler ~ 30 January 2004 (Aus)
Fleeing War, Refugees Met New Strife ~ Raymond Bonner, 3 April 2004 (NYT)
Iraqi to face court over death boat ~ Kevin Meade, 5 April 2004 (Aus)
Trial spotlights Australia's migrant policy ~ David Fickling, 5 April 2004 (Guardian UK)
Alleged people-smuggler faces Brisbane court ~ 5 April 2004 (ABC)
Death captain predicted sinking ~ Jasmin Lill, 6 April 2004 (Aus)
Siev X doomed, survivor tells court ~ Kevin Meade, 6 April 2004 (Aus)
... witness horror tales ~ 6 April 2004 (Radio Aus)
Doomed refugees told luxurious lies ~ Ainsley Pavey, 6 April 2004 (AAP)
Asylum seeker tells court of sinking horror ~ 6 April 2004 (ABC)
Sandviken resident on trial in Australia ~ Helena Nyman, 6 April 2004 (Arbetarbladet)
Vessels 'sailed away' from Siev X survivors ~ Kevin Meade, 7 April 2004 (Aus)
People smuggler case in Australia adjourned ~ 8 April 2004 (ABC)
Afghani Asylum Seekers & Refugees in the republic of Indonesia ~ Hassan Ghulam, April 2004 (pdf file)
Sailing to Australia ~ Ramazan Ali, 13 May 2004 (safecom)
Intelligence lacking on people smuggling ~ Robert McClelland, 25 June 2004 (Media release)
Wife lost in SIEV-X disaster ~ Ainsley Pavey, 21 July 2004 (AAP)
Förhören med "människosmugglaren" återupptas ~ Ralph Bretzer, 22 July 2004 (Arbetarbladet)
Sect members thrown off doomed boat ~ Ainsley Pavey, 27 July 2004 (AAP)
Alleged SIEV X smuggler to stand trial ~ 28 July 2004 (ABC)
Trial over people smuggling ~ Ainsley Pavey, 28 July 2004 (AAP)
Put out of business ~ Cameron Stewart, 21 August 2004 (Aus)
ALP pledges inquiry into spy agencies ~ Stewart & Walters, 23 August 2004 (Aus)
Labor pledges intelligence inquiry ~ Mark Forbes, 23 August 2004 (Aus)
Law amended to deter people smuggling ~ Muninggar Sri Saraswati, 23 August 2004 (Jakarta Post)
Ports search for asylum boat ~ Rob Taylor, 31 August 2004 (Aus)
First extradited people smuggler pleads guilty ~ 13 September 2004 (AAP)
People smuggler given eight years ~ 21 September 2004 (AAP)
Eight years' jail for Iraqi ~ Andra Jackson, 22 September 2004 (Age)
Iraqi sentenced to eight years... ~ 22 September 2004 (RA)
People smuggler jailed ~ 22 September 2004 (HS)
Alleged people smuggler in court ~ 3 November 2004 (news.com.au)
AFP monitored alleged people smuggler daily, court told ~ 4 November 2004 (news.com.au)
People smuggler paid thousands ~ Heather Quinlan, 4 November 2004 (AAP)
ASIS gets a finger on the trigger ~ Deborah Snow, 15 November 2004 (SMH)
People smuggler convicted in Perth court ~ 22 November 2004 (AAP)
People smuggler begins appeal ~ 13 December 2004 (Aus)
Court orders re-trial for people smuggler ~ Taylor & King, 16 December 2004 (Aus)
People smuggler gets 12 years ~ 16 December 2004 (AAP)
Ellison welcomes 12-year sentence for people smuggler ~ 17 December 2004 (AAP)
12 years for 'snakehead' smuggler ~ Simone Pitsis, 17 December 2004 (news.com.au)

2005

SIEV-X accused to stand trial ~ Stefan Armbruster, 27 April 2005 (ABC)
The 'losmen' of lost dreams ~ Duncan Graham, 23 July 2005 (JP)
Informer faces deportation ~ Geoff Wilkinson, 9 August 2005 (Herald Sun)
Saddam's man well regarded by ASIO ~ Debelle & Skelton, 11 December 2005 (SMH)

2006

Better protection for Australia's borders... ~ Senator Ellison, 3 March 2006 (Media Release)
Pakistani found guilty of people smuggling ~ 16 March 2006 (ABC)
People smuggler found guilty for the second time ~ Natash Grantham, 25 March 2006 (WA)
People smuggler's non parole cut ~ 31 March 2006 (AAP)
People smuggler handed 8-year jail term ~ 7 April 2006 (AAP)

2007

Police confirm capture of Indonesia's most wanted man ~ 14 June 2007 (BT)
'Protect this man': So why is he still locked up? ~ Connie Levett, 3 December 2007 (SMH)
Villawood letter sparks lawyer's criticism ~ Connie Levett, 6 December 2007 (SMH)
AFP bid to block asylum evidence ~ Box & Wilson, 15 December 2007 (Aus)
People smuggler fights detention limbo ~ Connie Levett, 15 December 2007 (SMH)

2008

Chris Evans Interview ~ Steve Cannane, 16 January 2008 (Radio National)
People smuggling blocks to continue... ~ Jewel Topsfield, 17 January 2008 (Age)
Federal Court Decision ~ 17 January 2008
Former minister slammed for visa failure ~ Les Kennedy, 18 January 2008 (SMH)
People smuggler jailed for five years... ~ Paul Toohey, 3 September (Aus)
Boatpeople `not testing' Labor rule ~ Maley & Taylor, 3 October 2008 (Aus)
Second boatload of illegals held ~ Paul Maley, 7 October 2008 (Aus)
Navy rescues 12 from sinking boat off WA ~ 20 November 2008 (ABC)
Asylum seekers rescued ~ 21 November 2008 (Aus)
Campers help to catch boat people ~ Debbie Guest, 29 November 2008 (Aus)
Refugees reach mainland ~ Tom Allard, 29 November 2008 (SMH)
Australian authorities intercept fifth boat carrying suspected asylum seekers in two months~ Sara Everingham, 3 December 2008 (PM)
Pressure on Rudd as more boat people caught off WA~ Andrew Tillett, 8 December 2008 (WA)
Arrival of boat people seasonal, with new tactics, says Evans ~ Katie Bradford, 17 December 2008 (AAP)

2009

Doorstop with Prime Minister re Hadi Ahmadi ~ 21 April 2009 (Doorstop Interview)
People-smuggling: driven by demand ~ Sue Hoffman, 21 May 2009 (Drum)
Jakarta extradites alleged people-smuggler Hadi Ahmadi to face Perth court ~ Stephen Fitzpatrick, 27 May 2009 (Aus)
Speech to Australian Financial Review Defence Conference ~ Brendan O'Connor, Minister for Home Affairs
Asylum seekers call for help on mobiles~ Carmel Melouney, 11 November 2009, (Sunday Telegraph)

2010

'Moral duty' swayed smuggler ~ Nicolas Perpitch, 4 June 2010 (Aus)
People smuggling won’t stop until the customer base dissolves ~ Sue Hoffman, 21 December 2010 (Crikey)
The Pacific Solution Myth ~ Sue Hoffman, 22 December 2010 (Drum)

2011

Indonesia passes laws criminalising people smuggling ~ Matt Brown, 7 April 2011 (ABC)
Alleged SIEV X boat smuggler arrested in NZ ~ Nick Butterly, 13 August 2011 (WA)
Court suppressed people-smuggling link to Jakarta brass ~ Callinan & Guest, 20 September 2011 (Aus)
People trafficking a trade in human misery that must be stopped Najib Razak (PM of Malaysia) ~ 27 October 2011, (SMH)
Smash all you want; it won't deter the people smugglers ~ Khalid Koser, 4 November 2011, (Drum)
Disabled boy freed from adult jail ~ Natalie O'Brien, 13 November 2011, (SMH)

2012

Merchants of Misery ~ Tempo, 13 June 2012

2014

Alleged people smuggler Sayed Omeid faces WA trial ~ Perth Now, 10 September 2014
Interview with Munjed Al Muderis ~ Fran Kelly, 24 September 2014
 

 

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