MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ABC broadcaster, the detainees were transported to the Christmas Island airport to be flown to a prison in the southwestern Australian city of Perth.
On Tuesday, Australian authorities used force on a group of barricaded detainees and regained control of the center.
Christmas Island, owned by Australia, is located some 236 miles south of Java in the Indian Ocean. The majority of detainees at the facility are immigrants whose visas were canceled by the Australian government.
Australia has been facing growing criticism from human rights advocates over the harsh treatment of Muslim asylum seekers in the country.