A former employee of Wilson Security, the contractor responsible for security at Australia’s detention centre on Nauru, alleged guards at the facility conducted surveillance of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young during her official visit to the island in December 2013, a Senate Inquiry has heard.
According to The Guardian, the submission to the Senate Inquiry by a former subcontractor of Wilson Security claims that staff “spied” on the Senator not only while visiting the processing centre, but also at her hotel room on the island:
“When Senator Sarah Hanson-Young visited Nauru, Wilson Security organised a team from ERT [emergency response team] to spy on her while she was on Nauru. This included following her around the island while she was outside of the OPCs [offshore processing centres] and setting up an observation post to watch her room at the Menen hotel.”
According to The Guardian, Hanson-Young was given the codename “Raven”, a label she’s already taken to on Twitter.
“What exactly were they looking for? Who I was meeting and who I was speaking with and for what purpose? It is only appropriate that a full explanation of what occurred is given. What information was gathered and kept, who has access to the information, and importantly who on Nauru and the Government knew?”