Villawood Detention Centre

Protesting the transfer of a group of asylum seekers from Villawood Detention Centre in suburban Sydney, to detention facilities in remote Western Australia. April 2014.

Protesting the transfer of a group of asylum seekers from Villawood Detention Centre in suburban Sydney, to detention facilities in remote Western Australia. April 2014.

Refugee rights activists and police outside of Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney.

Refugee rights activists and police outside of Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney.

Villawood Detention Centre, an immigration detention centre in suburban Sydney.

Villawood Detention Centre, an immigration detention centre in suburban Sydney.

Protest against Australia’s ongoing mistreatment of people seeking asylum.

Protest against Australia’s ongoing mistreatment of people seeking asylum.

A group of refugee rights advocates who visit those locked up in centres like Villawood protest the removal of those detained here to a remote facility.

A group of refugee rights advocates who visit those locked up in centres like Villawood protest the removal of those detained here to a remote facility.

People spent an evening outside of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in an attempt to blockade and disrupt the transfer of a group of asylum seekers from this suburban Sydney facility to detention centres in remote Western Australia.

"This transfer is an intentional move to isolate the detainees, and to avoid public scrutiny of the conditions in which asylum seekers are held," said one of the participants of the protest action outside of Villawood.

Kate