Mr Rudd told ABC1's 7.30 Report on Thursday the asylum-seekers' treatment would be "balanced and humane and fair" unlike the previous government which "had kids behind razor wire".
The Australian Labor has a history of human rights abuses, who can could forget the Suharto Arse Kissing by that sad little worm Keating or the "look the other way" policy during the invasion of East Timor.
Prime Minister Rudd continues that disgraceful legacy with his Rendition policy of Illegal Immigrants. It is impossible to believe that anyone with a semblance of knowledge about Indonesia would find the below a surprise or unexpected.
This creature and the Labor party's rusted on leftish frauds had the nerve to complain about Howard's Policies..What a bunch of disgraceful frauds.
October 24, 2009
Article from: The Australian
A TOTAL of 78 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers on board an Australian Customs vessel were to be transferred today to an Indonesian detention centre where detainees yesterday claimed they were beaten and robbed by guards, and slept 20 to a room on mattresses on the floor with no airconditioning.
With arms outstretched through the bars of their first-floor dormitory, above a string of razor wire, a group of Afghans who have already spent seven months in the Tanjung Pinang immigration detention centre on the Indonesian island of Bintan said they had been treated like "animals" and pleaded for Australia to help them. The Oceanic Viking, carrying 78 asylum-seekers, including a sick 12-year-old girl, was today expected to arrive near the Australian-funded detention centre. The vessel was diverted to Indonesia after an agreement was thrashed out between Kevin Rudd and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Mr Rudd told ABC1's 7.30 Report on Thursday the asylum-seekers' treatment would be "balanced and humane and fair" unlike the previous government which "had kids behind razor wire".
But the detainees at the facility yesterday described a life of brutality instead of the freedom they had dreamed of attaining in Australia. Navad Hashimi, 20, from Kandahar province in Afghanistan, told The Australian of being locked in during the day and suffering night-time beatings.
"Sometimes the immigration people hit some of us during the night," he said.
The beatings are punishment for the latest in a series of escapes from the centre, Sayad Nadyr, 34, from Daykundi Province in Afghanistan, said from the window of his cell.
"There is trouble, one person escape two weeks ago. At night time they come in here and punish us."
Mr Nadyr said their money had been stolen after they were picked up about seven months ago. The group of men, one with his wife, are all from the Hazara minority in Afghanistan.