Activists Want The UN To Look Into Inhumane Use Of Handcuffs On Asylum Seekers

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is urging the United Nations torture watchdog to investigate Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers seeking medical treatment.

Asylum seekers in immigration are handcuffed when seeking transfers for medical care, a practice that has been widely condemned and accused of being in breach of human rights laws. PIAC is urging the UN’s subcommittee on the prevention of torture to investigate Australia’s use of handcuffs.

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