Fijians protest at Sydney detention centre
Rita Narayan, Radio Australia
November 12, 2012 4:16 am
Three Fijian nationals are protesting on the roof of Villawood’s immigration detention centre in south-western Sydney.
Radio Australia reports the two men and one woman told the ABC they fear being deported back to Fiji after another Fijian was sent back last week.
One of them, Sai Bulewa, said he doesn’t want to return to Fiji because of alleged abuse against homosexuals there.
According to Bulewa, their banner said fear of the torture, fear of the sexual abuse.
Another banner reportedly said they want to live without fear because of the gay rights, they have no rights in Fiji.
A spokesman for Australia’s Department of Immigration confirmed there are a small number of people on the roof at Villawood.
He says the department is currently working on the issue.