The Human Rights Alliance Media Release:
Overnight the Christmas Island Detention Centre roof protest escalated with the response a severe lockdown. Christmas Island Detention Centre is now as bad as Woomera and Baxter. UN Observers must be located in these unlawful Detention Centres.
The Christmas Island roof top protest unnecessarily escalated and once again there was no appropriate de-escalation, mitigation or humanity.
These reoccurrences of roof top protests are treated as matter of fact and is if there is a state of war, a them verse us, and this is discriminatory and racism.
The response by authorities has been severe lockdown, which is an outright human rights abuse and proves the prison mentality and concentration camp like conditions.
At Christmas Island's White One compound Asylum Seekers protested against the unchecked authoritarian conditions by their oppressors who in an unlawful human rights abuse locked up one of their fellow Asylum Seekers from White One compound in the 'feared' high security Red One compound. They are appalled that 'Australia is in many ways no better' - and they did not risk their lives on the high seas to come to a country to experience this sort of treatment and persecution.
Red One compound is, unbelievably, considered as a behavioural management unit, something out of Kafka, quite Orwelllian or what you'd read about in Mao's China.
The Red One compound is operated by a British Serco squad facilitating forced deportations. This is Gulag stuff. Where are the public complaints mechanisms and tribunals for our Asylum Seekers?
As unlawful Australia's 24 Detention Centres are, it is now self evident that the United Nations must locate observers at every Detention Centre in Australia, and especially at Christmas Island and Darwin. Even better, close them down and regain some humanity and some pride in being Australian.
The Australian Government is conflicted and cannot be trusted. The Australian Government is party to human rights abuses.
Christmas Island and Darwin are as bad as Woomera and Baxter, and we have returned to the worst of times and conditions.
Situational tensions are escalating in both Christmas Island and Darwin and instead of the various authorities underwriting a common good approach with various mitigation we have the abominable predetermination to lockdowns, to attrition, to the clandestine, and to a readiness for force that includes tear gas, rubber bullets and other violence.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS ALLIANCE
Gerry Georgatos Convenor, Human Rights Alliance,
PhD Law Researcher, Australian Deaths in Custody
CONTACT: Gerry Georgatos - 0430 657 309 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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