Australia: 3 asylum seekers attempt suicide, others on hunger strike
from The Australian:
FIVE inmates at the Baxter detention centre have attempted suicide in the past three weeks, refugee advocates said today.
One of the detainees had tried to kill himself by inserting wires into a power point in his room, while another tried to hang himself with a bed sheet, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre campaign coordinator Pamela Curr said.
A third detainee shaved his head and eyebrows and had climbed onto a roof for six hours to talk to God, later threatening to jump from the roof.
Meanwhile, the department today confirmed a number of detainees were taking part in a hunger strike at the Baxter centre, in South Australia's north.
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