UN body condemns Australia

Those unlawfully held remain in indefinite detention, where they have been held for up to nine years without charge

– The Guardian – 

Save the Children and Amnesty International Australia set up 250 silhouettes of children on the front lawns of Parliament House, Canberra to represent asylum seeker children held on Nauru
 Child asylum seekers and refugees who came to Australia have been indefinitely incarcerated. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

A key United Nations body has condemned as arbitrary and illegal Australia’s indefinite incarceration of refugees and asylum seekers, issuing critical statements on five separate cases in a year. But those unlawfully held remain in indefinite detention, where they have been held for up to nine years without charge.

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