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    Australia’s High Court Rules Offshore Detention Centers OK

    They say it’s a matter of national security. Australia’s conservative government has enforced an unusually strict policy on refugees — even legitimate asylum seekers aren’t allowed in, and are instead offloaded to detention centers on nearby islands. Human rights lawyers had hoped to bring hundreds of detainees to the mainland, including many who say they’ve been abused in what the Australian senate deemed “unsafe” facilities on Nauru — but the High Court says it’s perfectly legal to detain refugees offshore, though it noted that they can’t be held indefinitely.

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