Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

I have finished three beanies for the young men imprisoned in the Pontville Detention Centre.  These 300 young men aged 14 to 18 have committed no crime.  They are young asylum seekers who have no family.  Mandatory detention of asylum seekers is a cruel and unconscionable punishment inflicted on the most vulnerable people in the world.

A couple of links

Read this recent article on the ABC

Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support

Update: These beanies never made it to Pontville because in September 2013 the was centre closed down.

Read this article.


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