Saturday, February 05, 2005

'Anna' is Australian

Solved: mystery of detainee 'Anna' - National -

Me and other refugee advocates have been trying to publicize the tragedy of Anna. The mentally ill girl that has been locked up in isolation within immigration detention for 18 hours a day. Well we have now found out that she is fact Australian. She was originally thought to be German because she was found to be babbling in German. In fact she came to Australia when she was one. She is schizophrenia and has a fear of imprisonment. This is the first time a immigration story has made headlines in a while. One difference, the girl is Australian, so all of a sudden everybody cares that an Aussie was locked up in a hell hole. But everyone is just going to forgot the 80+ children in there. This really hightlights this countries xenophobic attitudes.