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October 27, 2009

ABC – Detention centres branded third world jails

ABC – Rudd under fire over asylum boat delay

Brisbane Times – PM won’t say if children face razor wire

Sydney Morning Herald – It’s time to exorcise the spectre of the Tampa

ABC – Waiting game continues for asylum seekers


The Vancouver Sun – Sri Lankan asylum-seekers plead for release

Handcuffed and shackled in leg chains, more Sri Lankan asylum-seekers were back before immigration officials in Vancouver on Monday, pleading for release from detention.

But proving their identities continued to be a significant impediment for most of the men, who were among a group of 76 ethnic Tamils apprehended on a mysterious ship off Vancouver Island earlier this month.

Several of the men arrived with no authentic documents to prove who they are. More

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