Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

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(…)