Kangaroo Point detainees

Weekly solidarity actions to support refugees detained at a Brisbane detention facility are becoming an important flashpoint in the campaign, reports Alex Bainbridge.

More than 1183 doctors and medical professionals have called on the federal government to release asylum seekers and refugees from detention facilities to protect them from COVID-19 infection. The letter was initiated by Dr David Isaacs.

Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign. The sign read: "COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees".

Kamala Emanuel harassed by police for holding a sign

Refugee activist and medical doctor Kamala Emanuel was arrested by Queensland Police on May 15 for holding a sign which read: 'COVID-19: Just one more reason to free the refugees'. Here is her account of the events.

Police harass activists expressing solidarity with refugees

Dozens of police officers were waiting to break up picnics planned by concerned locals outside the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments on May 8, writes Kerry Smith.

More than 300 people attended an online meeting on May 4 to discuss how to free detained refugees and defend the right to protest, reports Chris Slee.

More than 100 refugees are detained in the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel in Brisbane after being brought to Australia from Manus or Nauru for medical reasons.

We're going to walk onto the Story Bridge, sit down in the middle of the road and refuse to move until our perfectly reasonable demand is met:

FREE MOVEMENT: Let the KP120 outside the compound for free movement at their discretion—to exercise, walk and connect with the community.

Their detention is administrative (while their claims are "processed")—it's not meant to be punitive.

About 100 refugees brought to Australia under the Medevac legislate continue to be incarcerated at a hotel in Kangaroo Point. Some have been there nearly two years.

Before being locked-up in this hotel they were detained either on Nauru or PNG. In total they have now been detained for over seven years. There are other refugees in similar circumstances in the Park Hotel in Melbourne and in different detention centres in Australia.

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