No more refugee deaths in custody!

Sad News from Curtin tonight

A nineteen year old Hazara boy has killed himself today. His name is Mohammad Asif Atay- Boat number PRI 18. He is thought to have no family in Australia.

Today Immigration arrived with positive decisions for people on Boat 225. Asif could not understand why he was still waiting for his decision as he came much earlier on Boat 170.

He returned quietly to his room and locked the door. His friends broke down the door when they found it locked but it was too late.

Another man said that he came on Boat 103 but he also has no decision.

When he asked his Case Manager today why he had no decision, he was told,

“You must wait 3 or 4 years- if you cant wait I will make you a passport and send you back.” he said

No one can understand how it works that people who came one month back get a visa and others are waiting 11 months.

They cannot ask anyone because the computers have been closed for over a week.

All the men are now standing in front of medical and refusing to eat.

This is the SIXTH DEATH in DETENTION.

This is the FIFTH SUICIDE in 7 months.

This is the second death in CURTIN.

HOW MANY MUST DIE?


Pamela Curr
Campaign Coordinator
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
12 Batman st West Melbourne 3003
ph 03 9326 6066 / 0417517075

“NO ONE CHOOSES TO BE AN ASYLUM SEEKER”

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