May 4, 2016
When: 4:30pm 5th May
Where: Department of Immigration and Border Protection, corner of Spring and Lonsdale Streets
*This speakout will be the culmination of a day long vigil at immigration- see below.
Speakers include Pamela Curr from the ASRC, Somali Community speakers, Alex Bhathal (Greens, for Batman), and Margaret Sinclair from Refugee Action Collective.
As another refugee fights for her life, join Refugee Action Collective in speak out and vigil at the immigration department to demand the end to offshore processing.
A young Somali refugee set fire to herself on Nauru and is currently in a critical condition. Her attempted self immolation follows the death of Omid, the 23 year old Iranian refugee who set fire to himself last week.
Hodan was one of three refugees snatched by Border Force office at 3.00am from the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation last Wednesday morning , 27 April.
She was carried bodily out of the detention centre by Border Force officers.
The removals came in the early hours following the news that the PNG Supreme Court had found that the Manus detention centre was unlawful.
Hodan was brought to Australia in November last year – after suffering a serious head injury. People who knew her did not believe she had recovered from the injury.
This is another self-harm attempt that is Peter Dutton’s responsibility. Nauru and Manus island must be closed immediately, and refugees brought to Australia.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/117469685327754/
*There will be a vigil at DIBP from midday on Thursday, and it will culminate in this speak out. https://www.facebook.com/