Demand the Australian Government ends the secret abuse in Nauru

19.10.2016: Online-Protestaktion von Amnesty International und Act Now!

The Australian Government is forcing 1,200 men, women and children seeking safety in Australia to live in abhorrent conditions in Nauru which has been described by Amnesty’s top researcher as “essentially like an open-air prison”.

Our latest investigation has uncovered that the government is going to great lengths to deliberately inflict suffering on refugees and people seeking asylum, and to hide this abuse from the eyes of the world.

Join our call on Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to demand an end to the secret abuse of men, women and children in Nauru now.

Despite the wall of secrecy built by the Australian & Nauruan Governments, Amnesty and Human Rights Watch conducted a 12 day investigation inside Nauru to uncover the truth behind the treatment of people searching for protection and freedom.

This rare investigation shines a light on the atrocious treatment of men, women and children – including routine neglect and at times the denial of medical care by the main health services company hired by the Australian Government.

Anna Neistat, Amnesty’s most senior investigator, reveals that the Australian Government has “designed a system of deliberate abuse” to deter people seeking safety who arrive by boat.

Many suffer from serious mental health problems which are inadequately treated and exacerbated by the appalling conditions in which they’re forced to live. Anxiety, self-harm and suicide attempts are frequent, with children as young as nine speaking openly about wanting to end their lives.

“People here don’t have a real life. We are just surviving. We are dead souls in living bodies. We are just husks. We don’t have any hope or motivation.” – A woman interviewed by the researchers

This secret and systematic abuse set up by the Australian Government must end immediately. Sign this petition now.