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Asylum seekers claim mistreatment in being turned back (

8 January 20140 comments

The Australian Navy has been accused of manhandling asylum seekers in the first public descriptions of how the Government is turning back the boats.

Two men – who say they were on two boats that were turned back by Australian authorities and then beached on Indonesia’s Roti Island – told the ABC they were mistreated and denied food and water.

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