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Sovereign Borders: Detected, Intercepted and Removed

‘Their behaviour was very inhuman. […] They were very badly behaved. Then we requested them – we prayed to them – don’t push us back, we will die if your government doesn’t take us. [But] they didn’t let us talk – [they were] just shouting very cruelly: “If any of you touch the crew or baggage, you will be punished.” They warned us two or three times.’

71 Kupang Interview, 21 August 2015 in By Hook or by Crook, Australia’s abuse of asylum-seekers at sea, Amnesty International October 2015. Index: ASA 12/2576/2015.


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