Villawood refuses Persian New Year’s festivities

 

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Green Left Weekly, March 28, 2014: Staff at Villawood detention centre denied Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers the right to celebrate Persian New Year’s, a festival that has been celebrated for more than 3000 years, over the weekend beginning on March 21.

A group of 10 volunteers, including former inmates, were denied the right to take in food during the visit, which occurred during regular visiting hours.

Read more: https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/villawood-refuses-persian-new-year%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s-festivities

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