MEDIA RELEASE: ASIO NEGATIVE REFUGEE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AT VILLAWOOD
An ASIO-negative Tamil refugee attempted to hang himself at the Villawood detention centre overnight. The man has been in detention for over three years.
He was taken to the emergency department at Liverpool hospital and has now been admitted to the hospital.
Despite the finding of […]
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: TAMIL ASYLUM SEEKER FACING DEPORTATION ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN MELBOURNE
A Tamil asylum seeker scheduled who faced deportation to Sri Lanka today (Wednesday) has attempted suicide in the early hours of this morning.
It is understood that ambulances were called to the Maribynong Detention Centre in Melbourne and that the man has been transported […]
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 […]
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 […]
Health and refugee groups continue to await the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s investigation into detainee self-harm, originally expected in April 2012.
Monday, 23 April 2012 06:00, Rob Payne
Announced in July 2011, the investigation received immediate support, including a letter published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) by Dr Louise K Newman, Chair of Developmental Psychiatry at […]
An Iranian asylum seeker in Darwin’s notorious Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC) has attempted suicide around 10.30pm Friday, Darwin time.
The man was cut down by Serco staff and has been taken to hospital. He was breathing went he was cut down, but his present condition in not known. It is understood that he has […]
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