Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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Media Release – Hunger strike and sewn lips on Manus as Morrison due to put shameful refugee bill to vote

Media Release – Hunger strike and sewn lips on Manus as Morrison due to put shameful refugee bill to vote 0

Media Release – for immediate releaseHunger strike and sewn Lips on Manus as Morrison due to put shameful refugee bill to vote ‘As Scott Morrison desperately tries to get his legislation through the parliament, around one hundred asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island have gone on hunger strike and four have sewn their lips.(…)

Media Release – Snap Melb Protest Thur 12.30pm – Bring Mehrzad to Australia for treatement – Protect Refugees on Nauru from Attacks 0

BRING MEHRZAD TO AUSTRALIA FOR TREATMENT PROTECT REFUGEES ON NAURU FROM ATTACKS DON’T ABANDON UNHCR REFUGEES IN INDONESIA The Refugee Action Collective has called a snap protest for tomorrow Thursday November 20, 12.30pm, outside the Immigration Department, corner Lonsdale & Spring Sts Melbourne. We are calling on the Australia government to save the sight of(…)

Media Release: Witnesseses to murder of Reza Barati must be protected‏

Media Release: Witnesseses to murder of Reza Barati must be protected‏ 0

Media Release – for immediate release   Witnesseses to murder of Reza Barati must be protected   Allegations that two witnesses to the murder of Reza Barati were beaten, threatened with rape and forced to sign documents withdrawing their witness statements received a new hearing after one of the men ‘Mike’ stepped forward to publically(…)

Murder of Australian dual citizen in Afghanistan shows that deportations can kill

Murder of Australian dual citizen in Afghanistan shows that deportations can kill 0

MEDIA RELEASE Murder of Australian dual citizen in Afghanistan proves that deportations can kill On September 20, Australian citizen Sayed Habib was kidnapped off a bus between Kabul to Jaghori in Afghanistan. Three days later his body was found, showing signs that he had been tortured before his execution. Habib, 56, arrived in Australia by(…)

Protests on Nauru over arbitrary detention

Protests on Nauru over arbitrary detention 1

Protest on Nauru over randomness of detention Immigration Minister says he will release asylum seekers currently on Christmas Island as part of his deal with Palmer. This is a back down on his claim that no asylum seekers who arrived by boat after July last year would ever be resettled in Australia. However it leaves(…)

Media Release: Overblown media reporting of ‘terrorist’ threat used to smear refugees 0

Overblown media reporting of ‘terrorist’ threat used to smear refugees Amongst much awful reporting of an alleged terrorist plot, the Australian newspaper ran the headline ‘Mohammad Ali Baryalei: from refugee to battlefield plot ringmaster’.  Worse still perhaps was Wagga Wagga’s daily Advertiser (owned by Fairfax), with an opinion piece that claimed ‘The flood of “asylum(…)