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Menoyia detainees climb down after suicide threat (update)

SEVERAL detainees at the Menoyia migrant detention centre climbed on the roof on Monday and threatened to take their own lives in protest against their arrest.

A police report late last night said that the protesting detainees were talked into stepping off the roof at around 9 pm, and the situation was resolved without further incident.

Police said seven people had been on the roof since around 11am while a negotiator had been trying to convince them to climb down with no success.

The men claimed they should not have been detained.

It is not the first time detainees at Menoyia have protested against their detention. In June, a man tried to slit his wrists, while in January another tried to hang himself in his cell.

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