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    Leak Reveals Child Abuse on Australia’s Refugee Island

    It’s a question of human rights. Those who seek refuge in Australia find themselves offloaded to detention camps on nearby islands like Nauru, a policy reportedly aimed at deterring would-be refugees. But thousands of leaked incident reports are illustrating the scale of alleged abuses that have taken place at the Nauru camp, including sexual assault and child abuse. A recent Amnesty International report found that such treatment appeared to be a “deliberate policy.” The Australian government says it’s “reviewing” the documents, but has labeled many of the incident reports as “unconfirmed allegations.”

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