Fresh disturbance at Christmas Island detention centre due to ‘inhumane’ conditions, advocates say

Four days after compounds were set alight, detainees report another disturbance involving fire, rubber bullets and tear gas

Further unrest among detainees on Christmas Island is due to the Australian government holding people in “inhumane” conditions, refugee advocates have said.

There were riots on Tuesday night that resulted in two compounds being set alight and advocates and detainees claim a further disturbance on Saturday evening involved fires, rubber bullets and the use of tear gas at the detention centre.

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.