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  1. Former fishing boat used to transport illegal refugees from Indonesia to Australia

    Report: Australia Mistreating Refugees to Deter More

    They’re offshoring despair. An undercover investigation by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch found that Australia ignored and allowed abuse of refugees who were sent to the tiny island of Nauru, where asylum-seekers said they were denied adequate medical care, victimized by violent criminals and subjected to poor living conditions. The Australian government-hired contractor for refugee services said it has “zero tolerance for abuse,” but the reported plight of 1,000 refugees — mostly from the Middle East, Southeast Asia and East Africa — is already sparking calls for policy changes.

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