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Human Rights Commissoner requests Nauru visit

Human Rights Commissoner requests Nauru visit

Updated 7 November 2012, 16:43 AEDT

It's now been a week since the start of a mass hunger strike by asylum seekers on Nauru.

Refugee advocates say up to 300 of the 377 transferees on the Pacific Island are still refusing food.

They're demanding they be returned to Australia where they want their asylum claims processed immediately.

A Christian aid group which is providing support services on Nauru has temporarily withdrawn staff from the island because of the protests.

The President of Australia's Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs will soon lodge a formal request to visit Nauru to witness conditions first hand.

Presenter: Alison Carabine

Speakers: Gillian Triggs, President of Australia's Human Rights Commission

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