Secret recordings allege excessive force by guards in Australia’s detention centres

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Leaked video and audio reveals tension as onshore detention centres become more like prisons and increasingly house people awaiting deportation

  • Helen Davidson
  • The Guardian

Leaked video, audio and images have revealed allegations of excessive force and harassment inside Australia’s network of onshore detention centres.

Last year the federal court overruled a ban on detainees having phones, which has allowed snippets of life inside the centres – long closed to media and cloaked in secrecy – to be recorded and leaked out.

The secret recordings form part of a Guardian Australia investigation which…

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