'Like a criminal': inside the Brisbane hotel where medevac refugees are detained

Serco guards sit permanently in the corridor, entering Nesha’s room at night and causing her ongoing panic attacks. When she has to leave for an appointment, two security staff escort her “like a criminal” by gripping her upper arms.

Leaving the hotel for any reason, including to attend medical appointments, involves regular invasive body cavity searches by security staff. Women are searched underneath their clothes by female guards.