Two protests in Sydney on Friday 10 May will call for the release of Ranjini (and her children) and the release of all the refugees, indefinitely detained because of adverse ASIO assessments
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The Refugee Action Coalition has rejected claims that people smugglers are responsible for more asylum families arriving in Australia by boat.
At 8.30am tomorrow (Friday) morning, refugee activists will again stress that ‘No one is illegal’ at the site of the now infamous Liberal billboard in West Perth.
Refugee advocates have condemned Tony Abbott’s anti-refugee bill-board unveiled in Perth this (Monday) afternoon.
Refugee advocates fear that a charter flight leaving Christmas Island today (around midday Christmas Island time) is removing Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Colombo.
On 13 March, Immigration officers told asylum seekers on Manus Island that their refugee assessments would begin in ‘two or three weeks’. More than a month later, there is no sign of any processing.
An ambulance was called to the MITA detention centre this afternoon (Wednesday) after five of the hunger-striking refugees fainted.
After two days of their dry hunger strike protest, most of the 28 refugees staging their protest on the soccer field at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation are showing serious signs of dehydration.