Villawood 8b - A Situated, Serial Death


A Situated, Serial Death

Josefa Rauluni’s death must be seen as a singular death and, once it is situated in the deathscape of Australia’s onshore detention system, as also a serial death generated by the forces of institutionalised violence.

Documented cases of fatal or potentially fatal leaps:

2000 | Viliami Tanginoa (Maribyrnong)

2002 | Thi Hang Le (Villawood)

2002 | Mazhar Ali (Woomera)

2013 | Man from PNG (Villawood)

2015 | 16 year old girl (Darwin)

2016 | Saeed Hassanloo (Hobart)

2016 | Fereshteh (Perth)



Photo taken at a vigil for Saeed Hassanloo outside the Royal Perth hospital. A crowd gathers holding candles. Letters spelling 'FREEDOM' are held up behind the crowd.

[imagecaption] Perth Vigil for Saeed Hassanloo, Whadjuk Nyoongar Country (Perth), 2015. Photo: Marziya Mohammedali.[/imagecaption]



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