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Australian Government Allows Severe Mistreatment Of Refugees, Report Says

The Australian government is aware that refugees and asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru face cruelty and abuse that amounts to torture, according to an Amnesty International report released Monday. Nauru is an “open-air prison designed to inflict as much suffering as necessary to stop some of the world’s most vulnerable people from trying to find safety in Australia,” said Anna Neistat, the organization’s senior director for research.
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