Tag: nauru

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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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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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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New questions about medical facilities on Nauru: dogs attack Nauruan refugee; and a week-long wait for broken arm

| March 29, 2015 | Reply

On Thursday, 26 March, Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton compared medical facilities on Nauru to hospitals in regional Australia or a field hospital in Afghanistan. Neither regional Australia, nor troops in Afghanistan would accept the shocking level of medical care on Nauru. In the last week two incidents have raised more questions about the safety of […]

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Another vigilante attack, but Nauru refugees defy repression

| March 19, 2015 | Reply

Around 350 refugees from camps across the island have staged yet another peaceful protest on Nauru. The refugees protest inside the Anabare camp began around 4pm Nauru time – photos attached. Police and government officials monitored the protest. (Video of today’s protest The protest follows another assault on refugees at Ananbare camp last night (Wednesday, […]

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Rock throwing Nauruans seriously injure refugee couple

| March 17, 2015 | Reply

An Iranian refugee couple was hospitalised last night (Monday) after being attacked by rock-throwing Nauruans (see photos). Around 10pm, Nauru time, the married couple was riding their motorcycle past the Menon Hotel when they were hit by a shower of rocks. The motorcycle crashed after the male driver was knocked unconsciousness when one rock struck him […]

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Nauruan refugees’ protest defies police ban

| March 11, 2015 | Reply

Up to 300 refugees, women, men and children, from all refugee camps across Nauru have defied the Nauruan government and police attempts to ban refugee protests and staged a peaceful protest this afternoon (Wednesday, 11 March) – see photos. The protest was held at the Nibok camp on the western side of the island, as […]

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Nauru refugee women celebrate International Women’s Day with protest

| March 10, 2015 | Reply

Nauruan refugees and children of all nationalities celebrated International Women’s Day, yesterday, 9 March, with a protest at the Ijuw compound – photos attached. The protest comes less than a week after scores of women and children were arrested and mistreated by Nauruan police on 4 March. Like other refugees, the women refugees had money […]

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Arrested Nauru refugees held overnight: human rights observers needed

| March 5, 2015 | Reply

Almost 200 refugees including up to 80 women have been held in detention overnight after mass arrests on Nauru, throughout Wednesday, 4 March. The underage children being held by police, including one 7 year old who had been arrested early Wednesday morning, were removed from police cells by case workers, yesterday. However, many then spent […]

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