In Sydney, nine refugees from China climbed to the roof of the immigration center, and threatened to jump down if they were granted political asylum. A group of nine men aged 20 to 30 years, including a pregnant woman, climbed onto the roof at about 8 am on Wednesday , September 22, local time. They require a review of their cases immigration center. In case of failure is one of the refugees promised to jump off the roof. The deadline for the protesters called 14:30 Thursday.
Citizens of China asked for political asylum, because, according to them, on their return they face criminal prosecution."The situation is getting worse. Stress is growing," - commented the events specialist for Refugees Fernandez Ramesh (Ramesh Fernandez).
Chinese protest began shortly after a similar way trying to get his group of refugees from Sri Lanka. Then the 30-hour protest ended with a jump of one of the participants from the roof. 36-year-old man was killed, causing injuries to several cohabitants on migration center.
Under Australian law, refugees who seek asylum should be forcibly detained before granting visas.For these purposes, is commonly used remote from the continent of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. However, due to strong flow of illegal immigrants who have grown up (more than 4 thousand people in 2010) in other parts of the country were open special centers. In the center of the migration Villawood in Sydney is temporarily home to about 300 refugees.