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MEDIA RELEASE 15/07 | TWENTY-ONE MORE NAURU REFUGEES FLY TO THE US

Twenty-one refugees flew from Nauru to the US today, Sunday 15 July (photo of some of the refugees and their friends at Nauru airport is attached) . The group comprised mostly single Afghan men, but also included one Rohingyan, one single Iranian woman, and a Tamil family. The single Iranian woman was the first Iranian(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 12/07 | MOBILE VIDEO FOOTAGE REVEALS ABUSE BY VILLAWOOD GUARDS

Refugee advocates are calling for a full inquiry into an incident recorded on mobile phone footage inside Villawood detention centre revealing nine male guards, using unnecessary force arresting a single female detainee. (Link to cideo clip attached.)   Towards the end of the footage, the guards can be seen holding her on the ground, and(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 8/07 | THIRTY MORE NAURU REFUGEES FLY TO US BUT DESPAIR GROWS

Around 36 refugees have flown from Nauru to the US today, Sunday, 8 July.  The refugees are Afghan, Pakistani, Rohingyan and one Tamil family.  (Photos attached.) There are no refugees from Iran or Somali, or any countries among Trump’s list of travel-ban countries, which account for around a half of all refugees on Manus and Nauru. The(…)