Refugees and people seeking asylum have been locked up in detention by Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton for far too long.
Right now, over 1400 men, women and children are being detained by the government, some for up to 10 years. This includes over 200 refugees who were brought to Australia for urgent medical care under the Medevac bill - many of whom were never given the care they needed - who Peter Dutton keeps locked up in cramped conditions in Mantra hotels in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Whilst lock-down restriction are easing for us and we are now meeting up family and friend, for over 1,4000 people their future is still uncertain and remain locked up. We are calling for the government to release all refugees and people seeking asylum from detention.
Join us at this Online Rally to
- hear directly from people inside these detention facilities and have experienced detention,
- show your support, and
- learn what WE can do to help secure their freedom.
WHEN: Thursday 2 July, 6pm AEST
Note: This event will be held via Zoom, so be sure to download that (free) app if you have not already. We will also broadcast it to Facebook Live.
- Mostafa (Moz) Azimitabar - Refugee activist and musician currently locked up in Mantra Hotel Melbourne
- Betelhem Tibebu Zeleke - Refugee activist and survivor of Nauru detention centre
- Farhad Rahmati - Refugee activist and civil engineer was locked up in Mantra Hotel Brisbane, now held in the Brisbane detention centre (BITA).
This event is supported by: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Amnesty International Australia, GetUp, Welcoming Australia, Common Grace, Rural Australians for Refugees, Australian Refugee Action Network, Refugee Advocacy Network, Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project, Grandmothers for Refugees Newcastle (NSW), Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support, Refugee Action Campaign, Canberra, Australian Student Christian Movement, South Gippsland Rural Australians for Refugees, Tassie Nannas Refugee Action Collective, Queensland Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy, Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association, Human Rights For All, Mums 4 Refugees, Pax Christi Vic, Grandmothers for Refugees, Justice for Refugees SA, Asylum Seekers Centre, National Justice Project, Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS), Human Rights Law Centre, Catholics for Refugees, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Australia Jews for Refugees, Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA), Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group, NSW Council for Civil Liberties.