Australia Chides Rights Advocates for Giving ‘False Hope’ to Asylum Seekers

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Raute 1aSYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s immigration minister accused human rights advocates on Tuesday of giving “false hope” to asylum seekers held in offshore detention centers, suggesting that they bore some responsibility for two recent protests in which asylum seekers set themselves afire.

The minister, Peter Dutton, spoke a day after a 21-year-old Somali woman set fire to herself on the Pacific island nation of Nauru, where hundreds of..

Source: Australia Chides Rights Advocates for Giving ‘False Hope’ to Asylum Seekers – The New York Times

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