Inspection team disgusted by conditions for asylum seekers on Nauru | Pacific Beat

Inspection team disgusted by conditions for asylum seekers on Nauru

Inspection team disgusted by conditions for asylum seekers on Nauru

Updated 21 November 2012, 11:45 AEST

Amnesty International inspectors say conditions at the offshore-processing centre for asylum seekers on Nauru are appalling.

Two inspectors have spent several hours at the centre, as well as visiting two detainees who are in hospital as a result of going on hunger strike.

The Amnesty delegation says there have been a number of attempted suicides and incidents of self-harm, and detainees are catching infections because their tents are wet.

ABC reporter Jeff Waters, who's in Nauru, says it's the first independent inspection of the facility since Australia began sending asylum seekers there in late September.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Jeff Waters, ABC reporter on Nauru

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