Dan­ish MPs to visit Aus­tralia’s Nauru mi­grant camp

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Dan­ish law­mak­ers will travel to the Pa­cific is­land of Nauru to visit a con­tro­ver­sial Aus­tralian im­mi­gra­tion cen­tre and study the use of off­shore set­tle­ments for asy­lum seek­ers, one of the law­mak­ers said. Six mem­bers of the Dan­ish par­lia­ment’s Im­mi­gra­tion and In­te­gra­tion Af­fairs Com­mit­tee will leave on Au­gust 27 for Aus­tralia and Nauru, said Jo­hanne Sch­midt-Nielsen of the left­ist Red-Green Al­liance on Aug 23. Jour­nal­ists are barred from visit­ing the cen­tre. The re­lease of more than 2000 leaked re­ports of in­ci­dents on Nauru de­tail­ing al­le­ga­tions of wide­spread abuse and self-harm, in­clud­ing chil­dren want­ing to kill them­selves, have re­newed calls for a par­lia­men­tary in­quiry in Aus­tralia.

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