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Criminal lawyer calls for asylum seeker trials to go ahead

Criminal lawyer calls for asylum seeker trials to go ahead

Updated 20 January 2014, 18:05 AEST

A Melbourne criminal lawyer says it would be unacceptable if there are delays to the trials of asylum seekers in Nauru's courts.

Originally 119 asylum seekers were facing charges of rioting in July last year which caused damage worth $60 million to Australia's processing facility.

Charges against several men were withdrawn and now 88 men are before the courts.

Barrister Simon Kenny has taken instructions from a number of the asylum seekers and says the conditions in the processing centre are depressing.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Simon Kenny, Melbourne-based barrister

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