Nauru in Meltdown – Self Immolation

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A man detained by Australia on Nauru set himself on fire this morning.

He has burns to 80% of his body.

Others detained on the island nation gathered at the hospital but have since been dispersed by the police.

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Refugee advocates have said he should be Medivaced to Brisbane. Hospital facilities on Nauru are limited.

The health care given to refugees in Australia’s offshore detention regime is poor and that was highlighted this week by a ABC 4 Corners program on the failings that lead to the death of Hamid Khazaei.

In other news the ramifications of yesterday’s PNG Supreme Court decision are unveiling, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is continuing to show his incompetence, attacking Labour instead of discussing solutions.

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Gold Coast: Arson attack on private school

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26 April – A fire that caused extensive damage to a building at a Gold Coast private school is believed to have been deliberately lit.

Police have established a crime scene at St Andrew’s Lutheran College at Tallebudgera, after fire gutted a theatre building.

The multi-level building is still smouldering on Tuesday morning.

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RPC3 Nauru Protests Day 35

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Today is day 35 of the protests on Nauru.

Yesterday Immigration ordered Connect Settlement Services (CSS) (the organisation tasked to help refugees make a life in Nauru) to lower the fence so that it appears as if the prisoners are not detained and the camps are in fact open.

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Refugees on the outside still show their support.

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If you doubted the agony which the refugees on Nauru are experiencing or the need for children to be free from this detention check out these pictures of kids in the TV ‘room’.

Even the TV is behind a fence.

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A great refugee song from 2001

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Indonesia: Riot Breaks Out at Bandung Prison After Inmate’s Suicide

23 April – The alleged suicide of an inmate at a prison in Bandung, West Java, sparked a riot early on Saturday morning (23/04), after fellow inmates mistakenly concluded that he had been murdered, local media reports.

Part of the Banceuy Narcotics Prison was set alight during the riot, causing extensive damage to the front of the facility. Two cars and two motorcycles were also destroyed in the blaze, before the arrival of three fire trucks.

At least five of the nearly 600 police officers deployed at the prison were injured when inmates threw stones at them, before reportedly setting fire to the building.

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Thailand: Yala prison riot brought under control

15 April – Though more than 1,000 inmates were involved in the Yala Prison riot yesterday morning, the situation was brought under control within hours, acting director-general of the Corrections Department Kobkiat Kasivivat said.

The riot stemmed from a fight between two groups of prisons at about 10am. The 10 members of one group hail from Trang and the other from Yala, which is also 10-member strong.

One Trang inmate allegedly stabbed a member of the Yala group in the back with a shank pipe, he said, adding that the situation had been brought into control by noon. Prison officials will move some members of the Trang group to the Songkhla Prison in order to prevent another riot, he added.