Dutton attacks Amnesty International

Peter Dutton attacks Amnesty International but won’t say what is wrong with cash payment report

– Latika Bourke reports for the SMH – October 30, 2015

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has launched a stinging rebuke of Amnesty International, rejecting the human rights organisation’s investigation into boat turnbacks as an “ideological attack” but refusing to identify what he thinks is wrong with the report.

Amnesty International’s report, By Hook or by Crook, claims Australian officials who paid people smugglers to return a boat of asylum seekers to Indonesia in May committed a transnational crime and put dozens of lives at risk.

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