Tag: nauru

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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Nauran police arbitrarily arrest over 100 refugees

| March 4, 2015 | Reply

In a move that will seriously increase tensions on Nauru, Nauruan police have arbitrarily arrested up to 150 refugees, including at least one family group with children, this morning (Wednesday, 4 March). One 13 year-old has been arrested as a “protest leader”. At least 40 men are in Yaren police station (see photo). Female refugees […]

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Second refugee protest: Nauru non-cooperation campaign continues

| March 1, 2015 | Reply

More than 100 refugees from camps right across the island staged their second protest in three days, this afternoon, Sunday 1 March. The protest was held in front of Beach House, the main office of Connect, the Australian contracted service provider, and lasted an hour between 4 and 5pm. The non-cooperation campaign is set to […]

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Hundreds of refugees protest on Nauru

| February 28, 2015 | Reply

Around 300 refugees on Nauru staged a protest yesterday, Friday afternoon, 27 February. The peaceful protest assembled at Beach House, the accommodation for many of the Australian personnel employed in the detention centre. However, when the rally attempted to march around the island, Nauruan police (supported by Transfield riot squad) blocked the road and attacked […]

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Nauruan refugees appeal to Nauruan locals to oppose cruel policy

| February 27, 2015 | Reply

In the run up to Friday’s protest, the Nauruan refugees are distributing a leaflet (image and text below) appealing for the help of local Nauruans to oppose the Nauruan government’s collaboration with Australia’s cruel policy of offshore processing. From : Nauru refugees To : People of Nauru At 2013 the Australian parliament approved a new […]

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Nauru refugee protest disrupts Dutton dinner

| February 19, 2015 | Reply

A government dinner for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, hosted by the President of Nauru, was disrupted after refugees discovered Dutton at the restaurant adjacent to one of the refugee camps. (See photos). Alerted to Dutton’s presence, refugees began a spontaneous demonstration, chanting, “Freedom,” Justice,” “shut down offshore.” As the word spread more refugees came from […]

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