Monday, September 18, 2006
More Pacific Solution abuses come to light
New "Pacific solution" … seven of the eight Burmese asylum seekers, seen here on Christmas Island, have been flown to Nauru.
Now Burmese refugees are being subjected to the nightmare of the Pacific Solution. Press reports indicate seven Burmese have been transferred from Christmas Island to Nauru. The SMH reports, "They have been taken out of sight and out of mind, where their future becomes completely uncertain," David Manne, the Australian refugee lawyer who has taken up their case, said last night.
"It is of deep concern that people who have experienced trauma are now in a situation that has already inflicted profound psychological damage on so many other people in recent years.
"This is significant because a policy that turns its back on humanitarian need has been re-invoked, dredged up again."