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 […]
MEDIA RELEASE: MASS HUNGER STRIKE ON NAURU; INTERNET CUT OFF
A mass hunger strike by asylum seekers of all nationalities has begun on Nauru.
Outraged by the attempted suicide and self-harm incidents late yesterday afternoon, a united camp deceided to begin an “unlimited” hunger strike from breakfast this morning (Thursday, 1 November).
The asylum seekers’ […]
MEDIA RELEASE: MORE TRAGEDY ON NAURU: ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AND SELF HARM
At 6.00pm Nauruan time, an Iranian asylum seeker attempted to hang himself from a light pole inside the detention centre. The man jumped from the pole with a sheet around his neck but was other asylum seekers quickly took his weight.
Asylum seekers had […]
MEDIA RELEASE: NAURU ASYLUM SEEKERS APPEAL TO GILLARD AND THE MEDIA
The asylum seekers on Nauru have issued another statement (text below and document attached) appealing to the media to come Nauru and see directly the conditions in the Nauru detention centre.
“The Immigration Department has spent much time in recent days accusing asylum seekers […]
The statement below was issued by asylum seekers on Nauru following their protest yesterday (Sunday 29 Oct) afternoon.
For more information contact Ian Rintoul on 0417 275 713.
ASYLUM SEEKERS IN NAURU
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
We heard several times from different authorities that the sending of us [to Nauru] is an argument […]
MEDIA RELEASE: NAURU: ANOTHER PROTEST, ANOTHER SUICIDE ATTEMPT, AND NOW INTERNET CENSORSHIP
Asylum seekers in desperate circumstances on Nauru will hold another protest this afternoon, (Sunday 28th) at 4.00pm Nauru time (3pm, Australian daylight saving time).
Yesterday, a banner saying “we are not criminals” was hung on the detention camp fence but was confiscated by […]
MEDIA RELEASE: MASS PROTEST HUNGER STRIKE ON NAURU
Almost all of the 400 asylum seekers on Nauru are holding a one-day hunger strike today, Friday 26 October. The hunger strike began Friday morning and will go til Saturday morning.
The hunger strike protest also coincides with Nauru Independence day. For Muslims it is also Eid […]
MEDIA RELEASE: ANOTHER ATTEMPTED SUICIDE ON NAURU
An Iranian asylum seeker on Nauru attempted to hang himself on Tuesday night. He was rescued by guards and fellow detainees. This is the fourth attempted suicide on Nauru since the start of the Gillard government’s Pacific Solution 2.0.
Meanwhile the number of hunger strikers on Nauru is […]
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