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MEDIA RELEASE 5/9 | COURT ORDERS BLINDED MANUS MORRISON VICTIM TO AUSTRALIA

An Iraqi refugee who was one of two people left blind in one eye after the attacks on the Manus detention centre in February 2014, has been flown to Brisbane after a court order in Melbourne last week. Mohammad lost the sight in his right eye in the same attack that resulted in the death(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 3/9 | UPDATE: DETAINEE ATTEMPTS SUICIDES IN YONGAH HILL. FALCON COMPOUND DAMAGED BY FIRE

A 22 year-old Iraqi (not Morrocan as earlier reported) detainee has attempted suicide in Yongah Hill detention centre outside Perth. The man was found in his cell at around 5.30pm Western Australia time. WA police say that the man is still alive, but it is understood that his condition is critical. The man has a(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 28/8 | TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKER SUICIDES IN BRISBANE

A 45 year-old Tamil asylum seeker has died in Brisbane after a suicide attempt at the Logan hospital last Friday (24 August). The Tamil man received an initial rejection of his protection application several weeks ago, and fell into a deep depression. He was admitted to Logan hospital after his friends became concerned for his(…)

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(…)