One man told Amnesty that he had tried to kill himself twice in a 10-week period. She eventually set her family's dwelling on fire, and is now confined to a medical ward in a Refugee Processing Center.
Over the weekend, Kingsley Woodford-Smith of the Australian department of immigration and border protection dismissed the complaints as "largely minor in nature or what a reasonable person would see as minor in nature", according to Australia broadcaster ABC.
As one service provider told Amnesty International: "Arbitrary arrests as a form of intimidation are common on Nauru." Hamid Reza Nadaf, an Iranian refugee with a young son, said he was arrested and jailed between 3 June and 7 September 2016, on the basis of evidence that was clearly fabricated. "The government here says they don't have any equipment to measure eyesight", an Iranian mother of two told Amnesty.
The offshore processing regime was "explicitly created to inflict incalculable damage on hundreds of women, men and children" as an act of deterrence, by isolating them "on a remote place from which they can not leave, with the specific intention that these people should suffer harm", Amnesty said. And then I come to Australia.
"The government of Australia has isolated vulnerable women, men and children in a remote place which they can not leave, with the specific intention that these people should suffer".
Authorities failed to adequately investigate complaints of violent crimes committed against asylum seekers held at Australia's expense on the Pacific atoll nation of Nauru, Amnesty International said Monday. His eight-year-old son, who is reportedly ill with tuberculosis, was left alone at the RPC during much of the time of Nadaf's three-month imprisonment. "Being detained is like feeling you did something wrong - like you are a criminal".
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull "has admitted the conditions are harsh but even knowing that, there is abuse targeting children, women, men at all levels", Denise Bell, an Amnesty senior campaigner, told The Huffington Post.
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On Wednesday, the two countries summoned their respective ambassadors amid intensifying hostile rhetoric over northern Iraq . And this is something for the Turkish government and the government of Iraq to speak to", Cook said.
Numerous 410 men, women and children Australian figures show to have been in detention on Nauru by August 31 have been confirmed as refugees and have been there for several years.
But an Amnesty International researcher has interviewed more than 100 asylum-seekers, refugees and current and former staff revealing the epidemic of self-harm and despair inflicted after living in camp.
Anna Neistat, Amnesty's senior director of research who travelled to Nauru, said the report provided direct evidence of Australia's responsibility for day-to-day decision-making, and that Australia should be held accountable for breaching the Convention Against Torture - with a remote possibility that individual government officials could be prosecuted under worldwide law.
As we have reported, Australia's highest court effectively upheld the offshore policy in February when it threw out a legal challenge to offshore refugee detention centers.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton previously responded to reports of abuse and self-harm on Nauru by saying the government took the allegations seriously and provided all the necessary support.
'We fled Syria, but Nauru was the hardest thing I ever had, ' he said.
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