Today the Nauru Government and Police stepped up their WAR on Women in Nauru. They did what would never be allowed in this country.
They released a Police Brief to every media outlet in Australia through their contracted agent Mercer PR.
They included the name and intimate details of the victim of a vicious attack in order to silence her.
This young woman was brave enough to give the evidence to the ABC 7.30 Report and allow them to show it to save others.
She asked one thing – please not my name.
She wanted to keep this brutal experience separate from her name.
The Nauru Police and Government have destroyed her privacy with the aid of MERCER PR who boast
“We assist our clients to minimize adverse publicity and are called upon to deal with issues and crises when company, executive or personal reputations are at risk.”
This is evil PR at its worst.
This is what they are doing – vilifying this young woman in order to minimize the damage caused by the truth escaping from this island of dirty secrets where no journalist, no facebook, limited phone and internet, ensure that the evil that men do stays hidden.
The Nauru Government wants the money which refugee camps bring.
They are destroying their own community to keep it. The people of Nauru are the losers too.
They have no freedom of speech, their democracy is in the hands of corrupt leaders.
The women and men of Australia have been loud in their condemnation of the rapes and sexual assault of refugee women and are demanding an end to this cruelty from their elected representatives. Our cries will not be stilled. NO woman whether in Australia or Nauru should have to put up with rape and assault. Enough.
Refugee and Detention Rights Advocate
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
214 – 218 Nicholson St
Footscray Vic 3011
T: 03 9326 6066
M: 0417 517 075
F: 03 9689 1063
ASRC is on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation