Asylum-seekers ‘tortured’ on Australia’s ‘Island of Despair’



AMNESTY International releases a hard-hitting report today on Australia’s detention of asylum-seekers on the island of Nauru, where it says conditions “amount to torture.”
The 64-page Island of Despair report accuses the Canberra government of subjecting refugees and asylum-seekers to a cruel regime of abuse, flouting international law, in conditions which amount to torture.
It highlights cases of asylum-seekers self-harming or trying to take their own lives.
The Nauruan authorities have even arrested asylum-seekers and refugees for self-harm, the report records, leading to their... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 46
Source: Morning Star
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