Coronial Inquest: Mohammad Nasim Najafi
When – 6-7 and 13 November, 10am
Where – Central Law Courts (501 Hay Street, Perth)
RRAN will gather outside the Central Law Courts on 6 November from 9:15am to speak on why we believe the system of mandatory detention must end to prevent future […]
Coronial Inquests in Perth
This year, three Coronial Inquests of people who died while in the custody of the Immigration Department are scheduled to be held in Perth. RRAN hopes that the Coroner will examine the systemic issues involved in each of these cases. None of these three men were the first nor last people to die in immigration […]
Refugee advocates fear screened-out Geraldton asylum seekers being removed
Refugee advocates fear that a charter flight leaving Christmas Island today (around midday Christmas Island time) is removing Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Colombo.
“We have grave concerns that the government has screened out some of the Sri Lankan asylum seekers who arrived at Geraldton nine days ago and is removing them today from Christmas […]
The Refugee Action Coalition is demanding an inquiry into the Federal Police’s role in the investigation of the assault and subsequent charging of two Burmese refugees, Habib and Basir, after a Darwin roof-top protest in August last year.
The two refugees were bashd in their room following the protest and taken to the punishment compound […]
Detainee may have acted in self-defence, says Court
The two asylum seekers charged with assaults on Serco guards in the NIDC in 2011 have been found not guilty of throwing rocks at the officers. Abdul Basir was also found not guilty of biting a Serco guard, after successfully arguing self-defense. Habibrahman was found guilty of punching an officer and will be sentenced on […]
Indefinite refugee detention challenged in High Court
By Amy Bainbridge, Lateline, ABC. From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-23/high-court-challenge-to-refugee-asio-assessments/4029480
A human rights lawyer has lodged papers in the High Court in a bid to challenge asylum seekers’ detention on the grounds of adverse ASIO security assessments.
The case argues refugees should have the right to an independent review of their security assessment.
It follows a similar recommendation […]
Without hope, without reason
By Kirsty Needham, Sydney Morning Herald. From http://www.smh.com.au/national/without-hope-without-reason-20120113-1pzei.html.
Legitimate refugees, including toddlers, are imprisoned indefinitely. Only ASIO knows why and it will tell no one, writes Kirsty Needham.
“I live like a dead man walking,” says Suvenran Kathirdamathambi, or “Sutha”, 32. “This is supposed to be the golden period in anyone’s life – […]
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
Nauru Asylum Policy ‘Breaches International Law’
The Australian Human Rights Commission says the policy under which asylum seekers are being held on Nauru is a breach of international law and is considering taking the case to the UN Human Rights Committee.
Tensions are escalating on the Pacific island with reports a large group of asylum seekers have joined […]