‘Cruel in the extreme’ – our national shame


Australian authorities and the opposition are well aware of the abuses on Nauru. The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a Senate Select Committee, and a government-appointed independent expert have each highlighted many of these practices, and called on the government to change them. Now Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have produced another distressing report.

‘Cruel in the extreme’: Australia accused of ignoring ‘appalling’ abuse of refugees – Lindsey Bever – The Washington Post 03.08.16
‘Few other countries go to such lengths to deliberately inflict suffering on people seeking safety and freedom.’
See article and video [2:37] here

And see:

Rabbis provide leadership to Australian Jewish community on people seeking asylum April 30, 2016

Refugees – especially a moral test for Jews
April 30, 2016

‘Do not oppress the stranger’
April 28, 2016

Australia’s offshore cruelty
May 24, 2016

Government blames victims it has driven to suicidal despair
May 7, 2016


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