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Nauru files read in Hobart

NAURU: Tasmanian Greens Senator Nick McKim has read extracts from the ‘Nauru Files’.
Nanjing Night Net

Tasmanian Greens Senator Nick McKim has readaccounts of life inside Australian offshoredetention centresas part of protests occurring across the country this week.

Volunteers assembled in public areas haveread extracts from more than 2,000 incident reports takenfrominsidetheNauru detention centre.

The documents –known as the‘Nauru files’–were published bythe media earlier this yearand highlight the treatment of asylum seekersin immigration detention.

The filesinclude allegations of sexual abuse, self-harm and assault.

Hobart event spokeswoman Lili Calitz said the vigil aimed to hold the government to account for their treatment of asylum seekers on the remote pacific island, and call for all offshore detentioncamps to be closed.

“We want to send a message to the government and Opposition that the abuse, assault and conditions detailed in the Nauru reports must end, and that they must take responsibility for their poor decisions,” Ms Calitz said.

“Most of all, we want to see Australia’s offshore detention camps shut down.”

Hobart readings on the corner of Elizabeth and Macquarie streets began at 8.00am on Friday morning and will continue until 7.00pm.

Similar events have taken place in capital cities across Australia throughout the week.

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