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in the Indian Ocean, was apparently started by numerous ex-convicts who were detained there before being permanently deported from Australia.The centre at Christmas Island was the scene of serious rioting in 2011 in which the facility was set alight and police used tear gas and bean bag shots to restore order.A detainee at the Christmas Island immigration detention centre said he feared for his life after a riot broke out at the centre on Monday.The perimeter of the centre remains secure and patrols by service provider staff are continuing the border authority said in a statement.They apparently reacted angrily to the death of Fazel Chegeni, an Iranian Kurdish asylum seeker whose body was found at the bottom of a cliff on the island after he escaped on Friday or Saturday.But Australian authorities played down the violence, saying the detainees death was not suspicious and there had not been a riot.In a phone call to 720 ABC Perth, the man, named Matt, said the situation was getting worse and worse and described the scene as fires everywhere.Another detainee, named Matt, told ABC News. It is out of control and we are fearing for our life There are no guards here.Guards reportedly abandoned the centre but the government insisted there had not been a large-scale riot.The government has launched a controversial crackdown in the past year aimed at deporting serious criminals, including some who have spent most of their lives in Australia."The death [of the Iranian man] is very, very suspicious," a detainee told ABC News.No actual rioting.About 203 detainees are currently being held on the island.The move has led to the deportation of hundreds of New Zealanders and prompted an angry response from John Key, New Zealands prime minister.No injuries reported.Equal Pay Day falls on November 9, when the gender pay gap means that women stop earning relative to men for the rest of the year.
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