Tag: nauru

Nauruan police finally admit asylum seeker was attacked

| May 20, 2015 | Reply

Nauruan police have finally admitted that an Iranian asylum seeker was savagely attacked last Saturday night, 16 May. The 23 year-old female Iranian asylum seeker had been stripped, seriously bashed and robbed. A sexual assault has not been confirmed, and the police have not been able to interview the victim. But after three days of […]

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Vicious assault on asylum seeker puts pall of fear over Nauru – protest demands Australian Immigration tells the truth

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

The savage physical attack on a 23 year-old female Iranian asylum seeker has cast a pall of fear over Nauru. On Saturday, 16 May, the young woman had been on day-release from the detention centre, visiting refugees in the community. She was expected to return to the detention centre by 5pm. Around 4.30pm, she left the house […]

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Life in Cambodia: the facts

| May 7, 2015 | Reply

As part of its deal to send refugees to Cambodia, the Australian government has produced a ‘factsheet’ promoting the ‘opportunities’ available to people who take up their offer. Minister Dutton has also appeared in a video spruiking his deal. Both include outright lies and misrepresent the real situation for people living in one of the […]

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Nauru refugees say no to Cambodia

| April 29, 2015 | Reply

Refugees on Nauru have produced their own You Tube video to respond to the pro-Cambodia video produced by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The video completely rejects the Cambodia resettlement proposal and outlines the repressive measures that have been used to try and stifle their protests, since their campaign of non-cooperation began in February, this […]

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Nauru refugees protest against Cambodia and offshore processing

| April 25, 2015 | Reply

Around 200 refugees staged a protest at Ijuw camp on Nauru, late yesterday afternoon, Friday 24 April. The refugees called for “Justice,” and “Freedom,” and “Cambodia – never, ever.” The protest comes at the end of a week of frenzied efforts by the Australian immigration department to find refugees and asylum seekers who will agree […]

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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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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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