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Ahwazi Arabs to protest Immigration Department Canberra

| April 20, 2015 | Reply

More than 100 Ahwazi Arabs from across the country will converge on Canberra to protest at the Immigration department and at the Iranian embassy on Monday 20 April. The Ahwazi are a persecuted minority in south-west of Iran; the most oil-rich region. Ahwazis are denied the right to education in their own language. April 15 […]

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New babies returned from Darwin to Nauru

| April 18, 2015 | Reply

More than 20, comprising six families and three single men have been transported to Nauru after being seized and handcuffed around 4am Saturday 18 April from Darwin’s Wickham Point detention centre. Among the families are three with new babies – two Iranian families with a three month old baby and a Nepalese family, whose baby […]

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Nauru protest rejects Cambodia as refugee destination

| April 18, 2015 | Reply

Over 200 refugees from across Nauru rallied at the main refugee family camp, Anibare Lodge, on Friday 17 April, to reject Cambodia as any alternative to Nauru. (see photos attached; videos available on request.) The demonstration in defiance of the a recent Nauru government decree requiring seven days notice, was held following media speculation that […]

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Stand-off in Wickham Point detention centre to prevent Nauru transfer

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

Around 70 asylum seekers are blockading Sun compound in the Wickham Point detention centre to try to prevent mostly asylum seeker families from being returned to Nauru. The 70 asylum seekers are also families from Nauru who fear being returned. “We are just trying to help each other,” one asylum seeker told the Refugee Action […]

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Wednesday: protest against Scott Morrison: Minister for abuse and cover-up to address school fundraiser

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

Following an outpouring of opposition to former Immigration Minister being invited to speak at a Sydney Boys High School fundraising event, the Refugee Action Coalition has called a protest outside the school fundraising event tonight, Wednesday, 15 April, 5.15pm, Sydney Boys High School, 556 Cleveland St, Moore Park 2021. Speakers include: Osman Faruqi (ex-student and […]

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Nauruan refugee shot with air gun pellet and then beaten by locals

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

A 16 year-old Lebanese refugee has been treated in hospital after being attacked yesterday (Tuesday 14 April), first by a local Nauruan armed with an air rifle, and then by two lifeguards. The boy was attacked at a swimming spot near Anibare Lodge yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The local sprayed a few pellets in the direction […]

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Nauru refugees defy savage new anti-protest law

| April 8, 2015 | Reply

Hundreds of refugees on Nauru have staged a protest (see photo) against offshore processing in defiance of a new law (see pdf here) that requires protesters to give seven days notice of any protest and gives the police commissioner sole power to allow a protest, or not. A representative of the Nauruan government has toured […]

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Tragedy avoided but minister must release Saeed and all those indefinitely detained

| April 7, 2015 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition has welcomed the news that Iranian hunger striker, Saeed Hansonloo, has ended his hunger strike. Now the Minister must release Saeed, his brother and the 40-odd other Iranians being held in indefinite detention. Despite the Minister’s public comments, Saeed’s case has not been finalized. The Department initiated a “International Treaty Obligations […]

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Grave fears for life of Iranian asylum seeker: shocking callous Facebook comment reveals Serco attitudes

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

Grave fears are held for the life on Iranian asylum seeker, Saeed Hassan Loo, who is believed to have been refusing fluids for the past few days of his 40-day hunger strike and is close to death. A vigil organised by the Refugee Rights Action Network will be held tonight (Friday) at 7.00pm, at Royal […]

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Nauru refugee victim of knife attack

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

An Iranian refugee has become the latest victim of anti-refugee violence on Nauru. Around 6am, yesterday morning (Tuesday, 31 March), the man was walking back into the Anabare lodge camp, when two local Nauruans approached on a motorcycle. The locals got off the bike, and attacked; one of them produced a knife and slashed the […]

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