AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ISSUES ACTION ALERT FOR NAURAN REFUGEE, ABYAN 0

> Refugee Action Coalition

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> AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ISSUES ACTION ALERT FOR NAURAN REFUGEE, ABYAN
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> Amnesty International, London, has issued an urgent action alert,
> “Urging the Australian authorities to ensure Abyan’s health and safety
> by immediately transferring her to Australia”
>
> The link to the Amnetsy International call can be found here:
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> http://www.amnestyusa.org/get-involved/take-action-now/australia-protect-abyan-ua-23915
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> https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ASA12/2717/2015/en/
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> Amnesty has previously condemned Australia’s offshore processing
> regime on Nauru and Manus Island, but it is understood this is the
> first time that the international human rights organisation has issued
> an alert for a refugee or asylum seeker in Australian custody on the
> islands.
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> “We welcome Amnesty’s action alert,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson
> for the Refugee Action Coalition, “It will ensure there is further
> international attention brought to bear on Abyan’s plight, and on the
> Australian government.
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> “The government needs to act immediately. Having left Abyan waiting
> for weeks for a termination she requested in September, the situation
> for her grows more urgent every day.”
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> MORE PROTESTS
>
> Further protests in support of Abyan are planned for today, Friday
> October 23 in Sydney and Canberra, and in Melbourne on Saturday, 24
> October.
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> Canberra: lunchtime protests at MP’s offices between 1pm and 2pm
> (http://refugeeaction.org/events/local-mps-must-demand-abyans-return/
> )
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> Sydney: Rally, Friday 23 October, Town Hall Square, 5pm. Speakers
> include: Doctors for Refugees, The Greens, f collective, and Hazara
> refugee.
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> For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713