Asylum Seekers, safety not prison!

We were outside Mt Eden Prison on Tuesday morning on the 18th of May 2021 joining with @AmnestyNZ and @Asylum_Trust_nz to demand that asylum seekers no longer be imprisoned! Seeking safety is not a crime!

@KrisinMana you have the responsibility to set them free & accommodate compassionately.

Allegations of rape, assault of asylum seekers in prison, new report reveals : NZ Herald.

‘Immediate and urgent reform’ needed after 86 asylum seekers detained in prison — Amnesty International: One News.

Call on Minister of Immigration – Hon. Kris Faafoi – to end the use of criminal justice facilities to detain people seeking asylum & to implement the recommendations laid out in Amnesty’s report. :

SHARED FROM Amnesty Aotearoa NZ’s website:

This is Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand’s first domestic research report. Read the full report by clicking below:

Please take me to a safe place: the imprisonment of asylum seekers in Aotearoa New Zealand

You can also read the below documents to further your understanding on this issue or read explainer-style summaries:

Two page Summary of our report

How to talk about people seeking asylum

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

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