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MEDIA RELEASE 20/09| FIRST MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US THIS WEEKEND; NOW, STOP THE FORCED CLOSURE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FIRST MANUS REFUGEES TO THE US THIS WEEKEND; NOW, STOP THE FORCED CLOSURE Three Sudanese refugees on Manus Island have been accepted for resettlement in the US. They will fly to Port Moresby this coming weekend and from there to the US two days later. “This is good news for(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 06/09 | ADVOCATES CALL FOR PERMANENT VISAS AND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE ADVOCATES CALL FOR PERMANENT VISAS AND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES The UN estimates that more than 120,000 Rohingyans have been forced to flee genocidal violence of the Myanmar army since late August. World leaders have called for an end to the systematic violence against the Rohingyans, but the Australian(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 05/09| PORT MORESBY REFUGEES PROTEST PHONE CARD CUTS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE PORT MORESBY REFUGEES PROTEST PHONE CARD CUTS Refugees transferred to Port Moresby for medical reasons staged “Day 1” of protest action outside the Australian Border Force office at the motel where they are being held (photo attached). They are protesting the latest move by Border Force to cut them off(…)

JUSTICE FOR HAMED 8/08 | REFUGEE ADVOCATES CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO MANUS DEATH

JUSTICE FOR HAMED REFUGEE ADVOCATES CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO MANUS DEATH Refugee advocates are deeply concerned at PNG police statements that they have ruled out “foul play” in regard to the death of Hamed. “It is impossible for the PNG police to rule out foul play. The hastiness of the declartation only makes it(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 7/08 | ONE MORE DEATH ON MANUS; MORE BLOOD ON TURNBULL’S HANDS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE ONE MORE DEATH ON MANUS; MORE BLOOD ON TURNBULL’S HANDS A 31 year-old Iranian asylum seeker, Hamid, was found hanging from a tree this morning (Monday) near the school close to the East Lorengau Transit Accommodation. “Hamid’s death brings the Manus detention death toll to five. Five lives cut short(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 6/08 | BIGGEST RALLY YET SAYS HANDS OFF FOXTROT

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE BIGGEST RALLY YET SAYS HANDS OFF FOXTROT Sunday 6 August has seen the biggest protest so far inside the Manus Island detention centre to stop the closure of Foxtrot compound. (Photos attached) Hundreds gathered at the Foxtrot compound calling for the power to be officially restored; “informal” wiring by refugee(…)