Never Again! No More Manus Victims – Vigil and protest for Hamid Kehazaei

GetUp! Vigil
Thursday 4th September
Birrarung Marr, 6pm

RAC will have a stall at it, please come and help us on the stall or hand out flyers for Oct 11 rally demanding an end to Operation Sovereign Borders.

Refugee Action Collective Protest:
Never Again! No More Manus VictimsHamid Manus – Close Manus Now
Friday 5 Sept – Department of Immigration, corner Spring and Lonsdale Sts City
Gather from 4.30pm, for 5.00pm start
Join us in a vigil for Hamid Kehazaei. Join us to demand that Manus Island hell-hole must be shut immediately.

A 24 year-old Iranian asylum seeker, Hamid Kehazaei, who was urgently medivacced from Manus Island to Brisbane on August 27 has been declared ‘brain dead’.

By the time Hamid was medivacced to Brisbane, he was suffering septicaemia, from an infection spreading from a cut foot, and went directly into intensive care in the Mater hospital. He had sought medical attention for days on Manus Island for the pain and the infection.

Minister Scott Morrison is once again responsible for a victim on Manus Island. The horrific conditions on Manus see asylum seekers having to walk through raw sewage. Lack of appropriate medical treatment is systematic. Detainees have chanted ‘panadol, panadol’ during past protests, because that is all they are offered for serious medical problems. Asylum seekers on Manus Island have also blamed medical provider IHMS for the death.

P block in Foxtrot compound, where Hamid and 140 others had been living, has now been evacuated and closed. The whole Manus Island detention centre must be shut and asylum seekers brought to Australia.

Call Chris 0403 013 183 for more info