Asylum seekers’ processing delay in Nauru

Radio Australia reports that the processing of asylum seekers sent to Nauru by the Australian government “may be six months or more away yet”.

This is according to a spokesperson for Australia’s Immigration Minister.

Major Paul Moulds, of the Salvation Army, is quoted as saying that the uncertainty is having a detrimental effect on the behaviour of the asylum seekers, some of whom have protested peacefully about the indefinite delay in their processing, and some of whom are on a hunger strike.

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News category: Asia Pacific.

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