Friday, May 3, 2013

Release Ranjini vigil - 10 May 2013

Free Ranjini - Free the refugees

More than 50 people - like Ranjini and her children - have been found to be “genuine” refugees yet face a lifetime in prison not because of anything they've done, but because ASIO considers them guilty of thought crimes. Typically this involves having sympathies with the Tamil Tigers or other sections of the Tamil liberation movement which is not that dissimilar to people in an earlier period having sympathies with the ANC in South Africa or the liberation movement in East Timor.

It should be noted that ASIO does not have to reveal their reasons for their assessment and the refugees in question have no right of appeal against this decision.

Ranjini has recently given birth to a new baby - who faces an entire lifetime behind bars unless the government can be pressured to release these refugees.

Join this vigil on the anniversary of Ranjini's incarceration to ensure refugees like Ranjini can be freed!

5pm, Fri 10 May

Gather: Wesley Church corner (i.e. corner of William & Hay Sts). Then proceed to Cultural Centre.

Ph 0417 904 329 for more info.

DOWNLOAD: 4 x A6 flyers

[Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network]