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 […]
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.
Republished from http://www.asrc.org.au/media/documents/asrc-submission-expert-panel.pdf (see this file for citations).
In the spirit of the Parliament and Senate’s expressed wish to act to save lives and prevent further deaths at sea as a first priority, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) outlines this emergency plan of action offering an alternative to asylum seekers risking their lives […]
A Tamil refugee with an ASIO negative security finding attempted suicide in the early hours of today (Friday) morning. He is the second ASIO-negative Tamil refugee to attempt suicide in less than a month at the misnamed Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention centre.
The Tamil man, in his early 30s, had attempted suicide by […]
1pm Saturday, 16th of June 2012
corner of William and Hay Streets, Perth (outside the Wesley Uniting Church)
2012 marks 20 years since the policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers was introduced in Australia. This barbaric policy is at the core of the problem […]
The 6th of May, 2012, marks 20 years of mandatory detention without charge or trial in Australia. To mark this violation of human rights, the Refugee Rights Action Network organised a protest at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). This is the summary of event.
Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP […]
Three Afghan Hazara asylum seekers who were tortured and beaten unconscious by guards at the end of February after attempting to escape the Pontianak detention centre in West Kalimantan, Indonesia have been refusing food since the night of Wednesday 18th April.
Mark Goudkamp from the Refugee Action Coalition and Ridwan Bakar from the Indonesian Legal […]
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