Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | THREAT LEVEL RAISES ON NAURU AFTER ASLUM SEEKER DEATH

Canstruct, the Nauru detention management company, has declared a “threat level 3” (probable) at the RPC 1 and 3 in the aftermath of today’s suicide. RPC 1 is the detention administrative centre and also houses the IHMS clinic, where the brother and the mother of the deceased Iranian man, “Farhad” (not his real name) were(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | ANOTHER ASYLUM SEEKER DIES ON NAURU

Tragic news from Nauru, that a 26 year-old Iranian asylum seekers has been found dead, believed to have suicide, this morning. He was found dead in his family’s tent in the RPC 3 around 9.00am, Sydney time. His death comes only three weeks since a Rohingya refugee died on Manus Island. It brings the tragic(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 30/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST ENDS AFTER FOUR DAYS

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre ended yesterday evening around 6.30pm (Christmas Island time, Tuesday 29 May) a few hours into the fifth day of protest. The two Iranian asylum seekers came down from the roof and are now being held in the punishment compound, White(…)