Monthly Archives: May 2012

The deteriorating situation at MITA

Asylum seekers and refugees held in MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation): A man attempted to hang himself this week. Last week a teenager cut his neck. About a week before that a man was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after he was found speaking to balloons he kept in his room that he said was his brother, mother and baby daughter. About 8 of these detainees are refugees being held indefinitely with adverse security assessments; one of them has been held in Australian immigration detention facilities for 34 months so far.