Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Media Release: 3 more refugees join hunger strike

3 more detainees inside Broadmeadows Detention Centre have joined a hunger strike, bringing the number to 5. “This is the desperation refugees have to go to to be heard. They feel like they are being ignored. Some are still waiting, sometimes over a year, for security checks. They are incredibly frustrated. If they’re accepted as(…)

Solidarity vigil for hunger strikers in Broadmeadows Detention Centre

Wednesday, January 18, 7pm. Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation, Camp Road, Broadmeadows. There are currently two Iranian men on hunger strike in MITA detention centre. One of the men has been detained for 16 months, he has just received his second rejection, he has not eaten since last Monday. The other man was given refugee status(…)

Media Release: Concern for Iranian refugees on hunger strike in Broadmeadows Detention Centre

Refugee activists are concerned about the welfare of two Iranian refugees currently on hunger strike in Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation in Broadmeadows. The Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) is also concerned about the growing number of refugees who remain detained after receiving their refugee status, whilst awaiting security checks from ASIO that take far too long.(…)