Problem solved: Xmas Island rioters will now stay in Australia

It seems they prefer to be in an Australian prison as opposed to living a free life in New Zealand.

Detainees who took part in a riot at the Christmas Island immigration detention centre face criminal charges after causing more than $1 million worth of damage.

The unrest was sparked after a small group of Iranian detainees staged a protest over the death of escapee Fazel Chegeni Najad, an Iranian Kurdish man, on Sunday.

Riot police stormed the centre yesterday after others joined the unrest, setting small fires around the complex, building barricades and threatening to use weapons.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said five detainees sustained minor lacerations and injuries in the scuffles, and confirmed tear gas was used.

Mr Dutton emphasised that the vast majority of detainees were “hardened” criminals including rapists and murderers, adding a significant number of them were from New Zealand.

He said those who damaged commonwealth property would be prosecuted once identified.

That could also include any asylum seekers who took part and potentially harm their chances of being grated visas.

The detainees who have already been convicted are either awaiting deportation or appealing.

To emphasise again:  “…the vast majority of detainees were “hardened” criminals including rapists and murderers, adding a significant number of them were from New Zealand.

Are you proud?

Aren’t you so happy Kelvin Davis has been going over to Australia to try and find support for these little teddy bears who are locked up because of “parking tickets”?

Aren’t you heartened to discover Andrew Little will soon fly to Australia to do a table thumping session about how Australians aren’t treating Kiwis properly?


– AAP via ODT

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