Situation for refugees in Australia remains dire

Amid uncertainty on whether the refugees held in the concentration camps of Nauru and Manus will be transferred to the USA in a swap with Central American refugees, or be forced elsewhere, conditions at these prison camps remain dire, see here and here. The conditions for the women detainees is especially brutal, with violence widespread. Refugees already in Australia are now also being targeted by the Australian government. In a related story, the Australian government is being sued for over AUS $100 million for jailing underage Indonesian fishermen under the pretext of people smuggling. On Sunday the 9th of April, demonstrations in all major cities in Australia will be held for the rights of refugees.