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June 26, 2012

RAC forum

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

Ranjini, who was taken back into detention in Villawood in May after receiving an adverse ASIO assessment, with one of her two sons

ASIO and Refugees
No charge, no trial: life sentence

Speakers:
Niromi de Soyza (author, Tamil Tigress)
Stephen Blanks (lawyer in High Court challenge to ASIO checks and Secretary NSW Council for Civil Liberties)

There are currently about 60 people who have been found to be refugees, yet are in detention for life due to a negative ASIO security clearance. Yet ASIO will not tell them why this decision has been made, or give them any chance to challenge the evidence against them. Some have been in detention for over three years, with drastic consquences for their mental health. But this scandal is now gaining greater attention, with the parliamentary inquiry into detention, Labor’s National Conference, The Greens and others calling for change.

6pm Monday July 2, Teachers’ Federation building, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills (near Central station) see map here

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