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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Australia: asylum seekers speak of growing rates of mental illness

from Radio Australia:

The remaining asylum seekers on Nauru say their suffering increasing cases of mental illness because of their continued detention on the island.
"We have been treated very well but we didn't come for Nauru, we came for Australia to have a peaceful life. My mother is sick and we have been in here three years. It's too hard for us. Please for God's sake help us, help us from here." The gates to the asylum seeker's camp are open each day, but there is a lot of sea between Nauru and anywhere else. "
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