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MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | ANOTHER ASYLUM SEEKER DIES ON NAURU

Tragic news from Nauru, that a 26 year-old Iranian asylum seekers has been found dead, believed to have suicide, this morning. He was found dead in his family’s tent in the RPC 3 around 9.00am, Sydney time. His death comes only three weeks since a Rohingya refugee died on Manus Island. It brings the tragic(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 30/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST ENDS AFTER FOUR DAYS

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre ended yesterday evening around 6.30pm (Christmas Island time, Tuesday 29 May) a few hours into the fifth day of protest. The two Iranian asylum seekers came down from the roof and are now being held in the punishment compound, White(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 28/5 | CHRISTMAS ISLAND ROOFTOP PROTEST INTO ITS THIRD DAY

The defiant rooftop protest on the Green 1 compound of the Christmas Island detention centre has entered its third day. This morning (Monday 28 May) Australian Federal Police officers threatened the protesters that they would be charged unless they came down, but refused to say what they could be charged with. Asylum seekers in adjacent(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 27/5 | ROOFTOP PROTEST CONTINUES ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Two Iranian asylum seekers have spent a second night on the roof of the Green 1 compound inside the Christmas Island detention centre. (The protest began around 2.30 on Friday 25 May.) Despite the mobilisation of the Emergency Respond Team, the two protesters have managed to get some food and blankets to sustain the protest.(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 25/5 | ROOFTOP PROTEST ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Two Iranian asylum seekers have begun a rooftop protest in the Green 1 compound on Christmas Island. The two asylum seekers got onto the roof around 2.30pm Christmas Island time, defying attempts to talk them down. Both have been held in detention over three years; one of them around five years. Tensions have been rising(…)

URGENT: Vigil + Protest for Rohingyan refugee killed on Manus Island

FRIDAY MAY 25, 5:30-6:30pm, STATE LIBRARY Join the Refugee Action Collective for a vigil + protest to mark the death of yet another refugee on Manus Island. Speakers: – Shawfikul Islam, Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation more tbc A thirty two Rohingyan refugee has died on Manus on Tuesday May 22. Reports indicate he was killed(…)