In Conversation with Darwin Refugees
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About the Event
Join our conversation with siblings Hajar and Abbas Maghames, two of fifteen refugees detained in a Darwin hotel for a year. Transferred to Australia under the Medevac Bill for critical medical treatment in 2020 this is political imprisonment and it’s time for Abbas and Hajar to tell their story.
This is an important opportunity for the Australian community to hear directly from freedom fighters like Hajar and Abbas about what's needed to truly dismantle indefinite imprisonment in Australian detention centres.
Join Refugee Voices founder Ahmad Hakim via Zoom, as Hajar and Abbas speak about their experiences in detention and their needs on Friday 19th of February at 6pm (Melbourne time). Please RSVP by 18th February.
“We came in 2013 to Christmas Island and stayed for seven months. Then they brought us by force to Nauru in 2014. We were in Nauru for seven years, and then they brought us to Darwin for medical treatment (Medevac). Unfortunately we have spent one year here waiting for treatment and haven’t received any. We’ve lost eight years of our future to torture; torture without having committed a crime.” Abbas Maghames
We are calling on people to listen in and stand up in solidarity against these ongoing injustices. Abbas and Hajar’s story underlines the importance of calling and writing to MPs like Peter Dutton to reject the inhumanity suffered daily by innocent people.
The night will follow with Action Items to mount pressure on the Australian government to release all medevac refugees.
We are looking forward to seeing you with us and showing your support on Friday 19th of February at 6pm (Melbourne time).