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Refugees’ Lives ‘Stripped of Meaning’ by Detention, Australian Author Says Click Here to Open in a New Window
Richard Flanagan described the suffering by refugees and asylum seekers held on the islands of Nauru and Manus as so extreme that it has been compared to torture.
Leaks Detail Abuse of Asylum Seekers Sent to Nauru by Australia Click Here to Open in a New Window
Thousands of incident reports published by The Guardian amplify longstanding concerns about the conditions faced by migrants held on the island.
Advocacy Groups Allege Abuses on Nauru Click Here to Open in a New Window
A report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Australia appeared to be subjecting migrants to abuses at an offshore processing site as "a deliberate policy to deter further asylum seekers from arriving in the country by boat."
Australia Allows Abuse of Refugees to Deter Others, Rights Groups Say Click Here to Open in a New Window
Asylum seekers being held on Nauru are denied adequate medical care and exposed to crime, and depression and anxiety are rampant, a report said.
Australia Chides Rights Advocates for Giving ‘False Hope’ to Asylum Seekers Click Here to Open in a New Window
The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, suggested that rights advocates bore some responsibility for two recent protests in which asylum seekers set themselves afire.
2nd Refugee in a Week Sets Herself Afire on Nauru Click Here to Open in a New Window
The woman, 21, who has been identified only as Hodan by refugee activists, sustained critical injuries, the government of the Pacific island nation said.
Refugee Held on Nauru Dies After Self-Immolation to Protest Australian Policy Click Here to Open in a New Window
The man, a 23-year-old Iranian kept from Australia, was airlifted to a hospital there, where he died from his injuries, the immigration department said.
Australian Minister on Nauru Incident Click Here to Open in a New Window
Peter Dutton, the Australian immigration minister, said an Iranian man was in serious condition after setting himself on fire on the island of Nauru on Wednesday.
Kept From Australia, Refugee at Nauru Center Sets Himself on Fire Click Here to Open in a New Window
The Iranian asylum seeker set himself on fire during a visit by United Nations officials to the detention center on the Pacific island nation of Nauru.
Australia’s Top Court Rejects Challenge to Migrant Detention System Click Here to Open in a New Window
The ruling, which upheld the legality of transferring asylum seekers to an offshore detention center, drew a sharp rebuke from United Nations human rights officials.





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