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Amnesty International slams Australian detention of asylum seekers

[JURIST] Despite the Australian government's recently-announced changes to the system [Sydney Morning Herald report], Amnesty International said Thursday in a new report [text] that Australia's asylum policy is still "tragically flawed" [interview with AI Australia president]. AI says the controversial policy [JURIST report] of mandatory administrative detention results in "prolonged and potentially indefinite" detentions for those seeking relief from human rights violations. While it said new changes to reporting and review procedures [Daily Telegraph report] are a step in the right direction, more change is necessary. Read the AI press release.

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