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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(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 4/08 | PNG POLICE TRY TO ENTER FOXTROT COMPOUND

Refugee Action Colaition MEDIA RELEASE PNG POLICE TRY TO ENTER FOXTROT COMPOUND The standoff on Manus Island over the closure of Foxtrot Compound has come to a head this morning. Police have shut the gates of Foxtrot to prevent any leaving or entering. Around 10.15 this morning, police tried to enter Foxtrot. But asylum seekers(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | MANUS PROTESTS GROWS AGAINST COMPOUND CLOSURE REFUGEE SUPPORTERS DEMAND TURNBULL BRING THEM HERE

  Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS PROTESTS GROWS AGAINST COMPOUND CLOSURE REFUGEE SUPPORTERS DEMAND TURNBULL BRING THEM HERE In the biggest demonstration yet against the arbitrary closure of Foxtrot compound hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees have protested at the compound. (Photos attached) Despite the threat of closure and demolition, refugees and asylum seekers(…)