Government Ignores Torture Risk as Tamil Asylum Seeker Deported
Despite urgent attempts to initiate cialis buy canada legal action this afternoon (Wednesday), the Tamil asylum seeker known as Mr X was deported from Melbourne around 2.30pm.
He was placed on a direct flight to Bangkok and is expected to be taken directly from Bangkok to arrive in Sri Lanka later […]
Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Tamil Deportation
Urgent attempts to initiate legal action are being made this afternoon (Wednesday) to try to prevent the deportation of a Tamil asylum seeker to Sri Lanka.
The Tamil man, known in the media as Mr X has already been taken by Immigration authorities to Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport.
Mr X has been the subject of an […]
Reposted from http://riserefugee.org/post/27393935429/urgent-call-for-action-deportation-of-sri-lankan-asylum:
This afternoon, a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker who was tortured in Sri Lanka and is currently the victim in a pending investigation by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture informed RISE that he was suddenly moved from the community into Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre pending his forced removal from Australia.
Protests target Perth detention centre
18:51 AEDT Mon Dec 12 2011
Protesters have targeted the immigration detention centre at Perth Airport in a bid to stop the deportation of two Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.
They prevented a car from leaving the centre on Monday, believing it contained a Tamil man about to be deported.
“We cannot sit by and let people be deported to their deaths”
Refugee activists have been blockading the Perth Immigration Detention Centre since Sunday evening in an attempt to prevent the forced deportation of two Tamil men, Emil and Vithuran.
Around 40 activists gathered for a vigil on Sunday night, as legal attempts failed to delay their imminent deportation.
News: Deported Tamils ‘face torture’ on return to Sri Lanka
By Shiv Malik and Ian Cobain, The Guardian. From http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/15/deported-tamils-torture-sri-lanka/print:
Up to 50 passengers heading to Sri Lanka on a UK Border Agency forced-removals flight risk being tortured on their return, human rights organisations have warned.
The flight, which […]
Photos: Anti-deportation Action at Perth IDC
Photos from the Anti-deportation actions at Perth Detention Centre on the 12th and 13th of December, 2011. From http://www.flickr.com/photos/zebparkes/sets/72157628386492759:
RRAN MeetingsRRAN WA and Fremantle RRAN meet the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm at the Boorloo Activist Centre, U15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth (just north of the McIver Train Station or online via Jitsi. For more details, send us a message via our Contact RRAN WA page, or call/text us on 0412 860 168. Contact Fremantle RRAN
People-smuggling laws lead to tragedy, say lawyers and refugee advocates:
The Australian: AAP, December 18, 2011 2:53PM
Tragedy … the asylum seeker boat crash at Christmas Island / Pic: Channel 9 Source: The Daily Telegraph
THE latest boat disaster off Indonesia is proof the Gillard government’s policies are risking lives, lawyers acting for survivors of the Christmas Island disaster say.A wooden boat packed with up to 250 […]