Raid at Villawood IDC on 10.07.2012

The “Family Compound” (also called Sydney Residential Housing Centre-SRHC) in Villawood IDC has been searched and mobile phones confiscated by SERCO yesterday. One of the refugees has also been transferred to the high security Fowler camp in Villawood IDC. About a month ago a similar incident happened in the SRHC and another refugee was transferred to the Fowler camp and stripped searched, while a refugee with a severe mental illness was assaulted by a number of SERCO guards a month before that. The same SERCO officers who were present when Josefa Rauluni plunged to his death and asked him to “jump” over 2 years ago are still working in Villawood IDC and also have contact with the refugees in SRHC.