Thursday, July 29, 2010

Soubhi Iskander (NSW Senate candidate) interviewed on SBS

A former refugee from Sudan who is contesting a Senate seat is accusing both major parties of policy failures.

Soubhi Iskander is a Senate candidate for New South Wales for the Socialist Alliance Party.

He accuses successive Australian governments of running away from the country's obligations under the United Nations Refugee Convention.

Mr Iskander told Erdem Koc his interest in politics evolved during his university years in Sudan, where he was jailed and tortured because of his political leanings.

Listen to this interview here.