The shame of the nation; Australia endorses, facilitates, and bank-rolls the mistreatment and death of legitimate asylum seekers, and then blames them and refugee advocates when these crimes are exposed.
Reblogged, with thanks, from Counter Information.
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Leaked Incident Reports
“Do I have to kill myself to go to Australia?” — Asylum seeker, Nauru, March 2, 2015
Human sensibility has been given another sound beating with the leak of 2,116 incident reports from Australia’s remorseless detention camp on Nauru. The reports total some 8,000 pages covering the period of May 2013 to October 2015 and were published by the Guardian on Wednesday.
The newspaper notes that children are heavily, in fact “vastly over-represented in the reports” featuring in a total of 1,086 incidents despite making up only 18 percent of the detained population. Even the bureaucratic “ratings” of harm and risk given by the private security firm Wilson’s can’t varnish the brutalities.
Interspersed in this horror story are the features that are meant to make such detention conditions modest. Such is the cynicism of refugee and asylum seeker management –…
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