Detention centres

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in China's Xinjiang region

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction tender documents to map more than 380 suspected detention facilities in the far northwestern region.

published on : 25th September 2020

Assam: 350 detention camp inmates released on bail during Covid-19 pandemic, says Centre

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said this while responding to questions posed by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko.

published on : 21st September 2020

Iran journalist gains refugee status in New Zealand after being under Australian detention for six years

After Boochani, an ethnic Kurd, fled from Iran he eventually made his way by boat to Australia's Christmas Island in 2013 and was later held on Manus Island.

published on : 24th July 2020

Assam detention centres begin releasing ‘foreigners’

When the Border Police suspect an individual’s nationality, it brings the matter to the notice of the Foreigners’ Tribunal.

published on : 22nd April 2020

After SC order, Assam starts process to release declared ‘foreigners’ with riders

To decongest the detention centres vis-à-vis COVID-19 pandemic, the SC had on April 13 directed the release of the declared foreigners who have been in detention for two years or more.

published on : 21st April 2020

COVID-19: Gauhati HC directs Assam cops to release ‘declared foreigners’ within 7 days

The judges were hearing a petition on Wednesday pertaining to the Supreme Court’s order of April 13 for the release of the inmates in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

published on : 16th April 2020

Supreme Court orders release of 'foreigners' lodged for two years in Assam detention centres

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices L N Rao and M Shantanagoudar, referring to the top court's May 10, 2019 order, also lowered the personal bond amount from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5,000.

published on : 13th April 2020