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Australia is reported to UN human rights council over illegal detention of asylum seekers
Government condemned for arbitrary detention of three asylum seekers, including a stateless man held for nearly nine years…
- Ben Doherty
- The Guardian
United Nations body has condemned Australia’s arbitrary detention of three asylum seekers, one of whom has been held without charge or trial for nearly nine years.
The UN working group on arbitrary detention – which reports to the human rights council, on which Australia sits – said in its annual report it was concerned by “the rising prevalence of deprivation of liberty of immigrants and asylum seekers” worldwide and “the…