Stop companies profiting from abuse of people seeking asylum

Companies such Ferrovial and Broadspectrum are profiting millions of dollars from the deliberate abuse of 2,000 men, women and kids on Nauru and Manus Island.

Activist event against the abuse of refugees. © AI
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Ferrovial has publicly claimed it will end its operations on the two islands when its current contract with the Australian Government ends on 31 October 2017.

We held this eye-catching public stunt outside Ferrovial’s Sydney office to make sure Ferrovial sticks to its promise to leave by this date and also to discourage other companies from taking on a new contract profiting from the abuse of refugees and people seeking asylum.

This action was organised for Friday 28 July to coincide with Ferrovial’s release of its past 6 month’s financial report.

Huge thanks to Amnesty activists and staff who made this action so powerful!

Which companies are profiting from people’s suffering?

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The Australian Government has trapped refugees in the Pacific countries of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, then hired companies to do its dirty work.

These people are simply looking to rebuild their lives in safety. But instead, these men, women and children are humiliated, neglected and abused on a daily basis.

Australian company Broadspectrum operates these two refugee detention centres. Broadspectrum is owned by Spanish multinational Ferrovial.

Ferrovial reported revenues of €1.326 billion ($1.943 billion AUD) between 1 January and 30 June 2017 from Broadspectrum.

No company should profit from torture or abuse of refugees and people seeking asylum.

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