Nauru Rape Victim Flown to Australia


By Tokana Hasavi Jr – EM TV News

A Somali woman, who became pregnant after allegedly being raped at Australia’s off-shore refugee detention camp on Nauru, arrived in Australia yesterday.

The 23-year-old asylum seeker had requested weeks ago to be transferred from Nauru to Australia, so she could have an abortion.

Thousands of people took part in rallies over the weekend, in support of the asylum seeker and called for the closure of the detention camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

Australia’s top court is currently reviewing the legality of the refugee detention camps on Nauru and Manus Island.

Meanwhile, Nauru has dismissed another Somali refugee’s allegation that she was raped.

Authorities said there was insufficient evidence to support the woman’s claim that two Nauruan men raped her.

Under Australia’s hardline immigration policy, any regular asylum seekers attempting to reach Australian shores, via boat, are intercepted and sent to its detention camps on Nauru and PNG.

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