Christmas Island Arsonists May Sue for Mental and Physical Health Problems
Watch the video here and pay attention to the weasel reporting: the detention centre was not burned down, it simply ‘burned down’- can’t blame the Afghan cultural enrichers now, can we?
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) (what a cool name for the Yuman Rites mafia gaming the system!) says asylum seekers could sue the Commonwealth for hundreds of thousands of dollars for any physical or mental harm suffered while held in detention.
The comments come after as many as 250 protesters at the Christmas Island Detention Centre threw rocks at federal police and burned down several accommodation buildings on Thursday night.
Authorities are reporting a quiet night on the island last night.
Barrister and ALA director Greg Barns is predicting some asylum seekers will seek compensation.
“Holding someone in detention in very difficult facilities particularly if they have mental and physical health problems for long periods of time can amount to cruel and unusual punishment,” he said.
“That certainly means that the Australian government would be in violation of those international human rights and people can take action.”
“If it is found that those people have suffered mental and physical harm and it’s directly caused by the conditions of detention and or the length of detention the Commonwealth can be liable for damages.”