Iranians 'secretly deported'
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Aug 23, 2003
Three Iranian men were removed from a South Australian detention centre this morning to be forcibly deported from the country, the National Anti-Deportation Alliance (NADA) said today.
NADA spokeswoman Liz Thompson said the three men, all aged about 40, were taken from the Baxter Detention Centre, which is closed to visitors today, between 7.45 and 8am (CST).
"We have received information that three men have been taken from the compound and they are on the road at the moment, either to Adelaide or to the Woomera airstrip," she said from Port Augusta.
"Their things have been taken, so they're definitely leaving, they're not just paying a visit somewhere, their gear was collected this morning and they were removed from the compound."
Ms Thompson said it was likely more failed Iranian asylum seekers would also be removed today. http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_1902.shtml
The Australian government maintains that it is safe to send them back to Iran, based on undertakings given by the Iranian government.
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