Fijian asylum seekers protest at Sydney centre

Fijian asylum seekers protest at Sydney centre

Fijian asylum seekers protest at Sydney centre

Updated 12 November 2012, 9:27 AEDT

Three Fijian nationals have begun a protest on the roof of Villawood's immigration detention centre in south-western Sydney.

The two men and one woman told the ABC they fear being deported back to Fiji after another Fijian was sent back last week.

One of them, Sai Bulewa, said he doesn't want to return to Fiji because of alleged abuse against homosexuals there.

"Our banner said fear of the torture, fear of the sexual abuse and another banner said we want to live without fear because of the gay rights, we have no rights in Fiji," he said.

A spokesman for Australia's Department of Immigration confirmed there are a small number of people on the roof at Villawood.

He says the department is currently working on the issue.