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MEDIA RELEASE 27/8 | NAURU COVERS UP ABUSE ; DEMOLISHES REFUGEE TENTS

Photos of the demolition of the tents in RPC 3 Nauru, Monday 27 August:

‘The Birds’ – new song by Moz: musician and asylum seeker on Manus

‘The Birds’ – new song by Moz: musician and asylum seeker on Manus

““The Birds” is a song about separation and a longing for freedom that can unite us with those who care about us.”  Please support Moz and share his message by downloading and listening to his song, and sharing with your friends and family. ‘The Birds’ – by Moz Facebook page here Twitter here

MEDIA RELEASE 30/07 | GUILTY ! CORONER’S FINDINGS DAMN OFFSHORE DETENTION

The coroner’s finding in regard to the death of Hamid Khazaie have damned the government’s offshore detention policy. The coroner noted that the Pacific Solution Mark II version of offshore detention was created after the Expert Panel reported to the Gillard government in 2012 and deliberately included “disincentives” to asylum seekers arriving by boat. While(…)

Media Release – Tamil Refugee Council 24/07 | UN CONFIRMS THAT TORTURE IS ‘ROUTINE’ AND ‘SYSTEMATIC’ IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday 24 July 2018 UN CONFIRMS THAT TORTURE IS ‘ROUTINE’ AND ‘SYSTEMATIC’ IN SRI LANKA The Tamil Refugee Council has again called on the Australian government to end the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka, after the United Nations found evidence of widespread torture in the country. The report of Special Rapporteur Ben(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 22/07 | TWENTY-THREE REFUGEES LEAVE NAURU FOR THE US

Twenty-three refugees flew from Nauru to the US today, Sunday 22 July. The group includes two Rohingyan families, one couple with their three children; the other a father and his two sons. The rest are single men – Rohingyan, Afghans, Pakistanis and Tamils. The refugees final destinations include New York, Oregan and Colorada. Over 1520(…)

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(…)