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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(…)

Statement from Refugees and Asylum Seekers on Nauru

We have waited long enough! We have a right to be free and to know our future! We were tricked into being transferred to Nauru from Christmas island, promised that we would be freed quickly if we followed the rules. Those who remained on Christmas Island, are now in Australia. Some of us have children,(…)

MEDIA RELEASE | CRISIS LOOMS ON MANUS AS WATER AND POWER TURNED OFF

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE CRISIS LOOMS ON MANUS AS WATER AND POWER TURNED OFF Tensions escalated on Manus Island on Monday, after the power and water for Foxtrot compound was turned off (notice attached) around 1pm. Refugees were again told that they ‘need to move to East Lorengu Transit Centre’, but nothing is said(…)