Australia rejects Amnesty's torture claim on Nauru

Australia rejects Amnesty's torture claim on Nauru
 

Australia has rejected a human rights report comparing its asylum seeker camp on the Pacific island of Nauru to an open-air prison.
Australia transports asylum seekers who arrive by boat to off-shore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
An Amnesty International report said this was a "deliberate policy to inflict harm on refugees" and imposes conditions that "amount to torture".
Nauru has previously denied claims of abuse at the refugee centre.
Australia has been repeatedly criticised for its tough policy on refugees and asylum seekers.
It says the policy is... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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