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Elderly Man with Cancer transferred from Nauru to Australia

Update : As of 15th November, Ali* remains in detention at Brisbane Immigration 'Transit' Accommodation.He has been held there for over 3 months.He still has not been allowed to visit the shia mosque. In the months since Ali* arrived in Queensland, ABF are still making it very hard for Community Members to visit him.This is outrageous; a terminally ill man granted refugee status kept in virtual isolation.This is not what was demanded by the thousands of Australians and his friends on Nauru.And it is not what Ali * wanted of course. A dying Afghan refugee with cancer,held on Nauru for five years , was flown to Brisbane for hospital medical care in June 2018 . Border Force dare not hospitalise

Fariborz Karami , a 26 years old Iranian Asylum Seeker , died by suicide on June 15th 2018 at Nauru

Two days before her son took his own life on Nauru, Fazileh Mansour Beigi’s final plea for help carried with it a warning too. For months inside the Australian-run regional processing centre, Mansour Beigi had begged for help for her sons, whom she had watched deteriorate over five years in immigration detention. To anyone she could, she wrote letter after letter, pleading for someone to intervene. ​ On 13th June, two days before her eldest son, Fariborz, killed himself inside his tent, she wrote a final letter to Canstruct International, the Brisbane Company that runs the processing centre under contract from the Australian government: “Due to repetitive darkness of this life, my kids are d

World Refugee Day Protest

BRING THEM HERE - CLOSE THE CAMPS - FREE THE REFUGEES For close to five years Australia has had more than 2000 innocent people, many found to be refugees and owed protection, locked up in its off shore detention hellholes of Nauru and Manus Island. This prolonged detention is slowly destroying lives. There have now been twelve unnecessary deaths in Australia's offshore detention hellholes. The latest was on Friday 15th June when severely depressed Fariborz Karami, a 26 year old Iranian man, took his own life. This comes only weeks after Salim, a 52 year old Rohingya refugee who fled genocide in Myammar, ended his life on Manus Island. The so called "USA deal" is not a solution. Even if

Twelve deaths too many - Protest outside Dutton's office

Vigil for Fariborz Karami June 18th at 7 AM 199 Gympie Road,Strathpine (Opposite Strathpine Station) ​ Another unnecessary death has occurred on Nauru bring the total deaths in Australia's off-shore detention hellholes to twelve. Fariborz Karami,a 26 year old , broken by the system of detention and neglect, has taken his own life. The responsibility for this death rests squarely with Peter Dutton. All the signs were there but he failed to act. The indifferent and medical neglect continues. It's time to end the suffering and bring all the asylum seekers and refugees to Australia. The US deal is a farce that is now excluding Iranians, and Somalis. Dutton has nowhere to settle the people wh

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