Ex-detainees request to take a stand during end of year holiday events and bring to the forefront the forgotten people in our community being tortured, refouled and abused by the Australian government while mainstream Australia celebrates this “festive” season. Statement by RISE eX-detainee Team.
Originally published by Rise.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
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#SanctionAustralia – Refugee Detention, Torture and Abuse by Australia doesn’t Stop for Holidays, New Year Celebrations, Christmas Carols or Sporting Events
While you are celebrating your end of year events, our community is being tortured, abused and murdered in Australian run detention centers in front of your eyes every single day. Have you forgotten?
This is a call by RISE eX-detainees to the Australian public and the International community to join our #SanctionAustralia Campaign and stand AGAINST Refugee/Asylum seeker Detention, Torture and Refoulement committed by the Australian government, during end of year events across Australia and Overseas.
What you are witnessing RIGHT NOW against Refugees in Manus or Nauru or any other Australian run detention camp is not something new. The systemic abuse against refugees coming on boats to seek asylum has been going on for over 25 years now. Australia needs to stop using us as political pawns and
– STOP REFOULEMENT
– STOP TURNING BACK REFUGEE BOATS
– END MANDATORY DETENTION
Furthermore, Australia’s state sanctioned refugee trafficking, detention, torture and abuse has been the laboratory for the world. It has given a green light to many across the globe who claim to “support” refugees including the European Union who recently made a major deal with Libya to intercept refugee boats.
RISE eX-detainees call for immediate pressure to be placed on Australia in the way of global sanctions that address their deliberate and inhumane mandatory detention process and refugee boat push back policies. Specifically, Australia should be excluded in participating in international humanitarian and human rights forums until mandatory detention and refoulement of asylum seekers is abolished in Australia.
We eX-detainees request all supporters of eX-detainees and current detainees held hostage by Australia to take a stand during end of year holiday events and bring to the forefront the forgotten people in our community being tortured, refouled and abused by this government while mainstream Australia celebrates this “festive” season.
What you can do
Download our posters and display them at public places and send a strong message that you are no longer going to stand by idly while the trafficking in human misery is leveraged for political gain. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r60uwWnM_bfC0nJAgNB13-plLFMvZPNz
Hand out our sanction Australia brochures https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ig4CRdnex38DHjprrWq_Yjc9P0BgMk8C/view
For more details about the #SanctionAustralia campaign initiated and run by eX-detainees visit the main page: #SanctionAustralia
We ask that you please make efforts to research the background of this campaign and take relevant actions to #SanctionAustralia within your region;
We should not wait until one more refugee is murdered, tortured or refouled by Australia.
RISE eX-detainee Team
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