Media Release: PROTESTS ESCALATE ON NAURU 1

Refugee Action Coalition
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> MEDIA RELEASE
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> PROTESTS ESCALATE ON NAURU
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> Daily protests continue at the RPC 3 family compound despite
> increasing efforts by Immigration and the Nauru police to stifle them.
> (Photo of Monday’s gate protest below)
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> More protests are expected today as the asylum seekers were promised a
> response, by today, from Australia’s Border Force by today following
> tent-top protests by children detained in the RPC 3 camp, over two
> nights on the weekend.
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> Border Force agreed to send a letter written by the children to
> Canberra outlining their concerns. In particular the letter highlights
> that some people who were on the same boat and other who arrived after
> 19 July 2013 have been allowed to make protection applications and
> will be resettled in Australia.
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> The letter demands that they be treated the same as the people who
> were allowed to stay in Australia even though they arrived after 19
> July 2013.
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> Anti-ABF graffitti (ABF= 卐, photo below) appeared overnight Sunday
> on a wall in Anijuw, a compound inside RPC3 after Nauru police
> confiscated four phones from refugees filming the protests, at the
> behest of the ABF.
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> No response has been received from ABF by this afternoon, although the
> family of one of the boys in the roof-top protests received a positive
> determination this afternoon (Wednesday, 6 April).
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> “We are very angry,” one asylum seeker told the Refugee Action
> Coalition, “They are trying to separate us. We have been kept in hell
> for three years. Why are we in Nauru?”
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> For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713

 

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