Australia asylum: UN criticises 'cruel' conditions on Nauru
Australia's offshore detention policy for asylum seekers has been criticised by a top-ranking UN official.
Australia sends asylum seekers who arrive by boat to centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.
Francois Crepeau, the UN special rapporteur on migrant human rights, has just finished an 18-day stint examining Australia's immigration laws.
He said in Canberra on Friday that conditions on Nauru were "cruel, inhuman and degrading".
Mr Crepeau, who visited the tiny Pacific island for two days, said Australia remained responsible for how asylum seekers were treated, the... read more
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