Sunday, April 24, 2011

Refugee rights convergence at Curtin detention centre

Over forty refugee rights activists travelled to Curtin detention centre over Easter 2011. Serco initially told lies to protesters and made it seem that visits with detainees would not be allowed but on the second day allowed only individual visits.

Detainees inside the refugee prison held their own protest and hunger strike demanding that they be allowed to meet visiting activists as a group.

Protesters outside respected that wish and boycotted individual visits but were refused the right to hold a group visit with protesting detainees. 16 people were arrested while protesting for the right for a group visit on April 24.