Ben Doherty: Nauru

Nauru briefing: the casual brutality of Australia’s offshore detention regime – video

All asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are sent for ‘offshore processing’ in the tiny island nation of Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

In the global context of 65 million displaced people the numbers are minuscule – barely 2,000 people on both islands – but their detention has become an indefinite incarceration, says Guardian reporter Ben Doherty.

The Nauru files are the most comprehensive insight into conditions on Nauru the Australian public has ever been able to see.

They are damning, and they are damning because they are the words of the detention system itself’