Amnesty International Complaint that in the hotel of Djokovic there are refugees detained since nine years ago

Amnesty International has denounced this Friday that at the Park Hotel de Melbourne, where the tennis player 'number 1' of the world is isolated, Novak Djokov

Amnesty International Complaint that in the hotel of Djokovic there are refugees detained since nine years ago

Amnesty International has denounced this Friday that at the Park Hotel de Melbourne, where the tennis player 'number 1' of the world is isolated, Novak Djokovic, there are refugees "detained" for between one and nine years.

This underscores it in a statement issued after the controversial after the Australian government denied the Serbian entry into the country not to present a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and not have its rule visa according to the country's regulations.

"Now that everyone is talking about the Novak Djokovic enclosure in Australia, we remember that, in the same park hotel, there are refugees detained for between one and nine years," adds the organization to remember that New Zealand has offered " Resettle "To these people and defend that, in their opinion," is the time for Australia to accept it. "

The statement includes migrant statements that live in "alternative places of detention" -Apod for its acronym in English- "Similar" to the establishment in which the Serbian tennis player has remained, such as Mehdi Ali, who has denounced the "miserable situation" in The one who lives for almost nine years. "From my window you see a street, a tree, there is air, that's freedom, the air of my room is that of a cell", he has sentenced him.

For his part, Adnan Choopan, who arrived when he was 15 years old and now he has 22 and still stops, wants "some justice" and that the retained can "reach a safe place." "If you, Australia, you can not help us, let New Zealand do it," he has snapped.

In the same line, Joy laments that is passed "24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a room". "I can not enjoy light or fresh air because I can not open my window, I'm mentally and physically sick," she adds, as she asserts that people in this situation "just want to be free."

In its annual report 2020/2021 on refugees in Australia, Amnesty has pointed out that, for seventh consecutive year, the "hard" detention regime of refugees and asylum seekers outside the Australian territory continues to be in force and at least 241 They are held in overseas centers despite the "repeated New Zealand offers to reset up to 150 people a year."

"Those who had been evacuated from Papua New Guinea immigrant detention centers, such as that of the island of Manus, and transferred to Australia to receive medical care remained in those known as alternative detention centers without any information about when they would be released" , criticizes, while adding that the reopening in August of the Immigrant Detention Center of the Island of Christmas "had made the alarms" between the refugee and asylum seeker "before the fear of continuing indefinitely".

Amnesty also recalls that in March, because of the pandemic, Australia suspended its humanitarian resettlement program, but in July the Government began reviewing the community sponsorship program of refugees.

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 12:11

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