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'Let them stay' - Tell the PM not to send 267 people back to offshore detention

Posted 7 Feb 2016 07:00PM

Prime Minister Turnbull is threatening to forcibly send 267 people seeking asylum, including small babies back to detention centres where they’re at serious risk of sexual and physical assault.

Among the 267 are 80 children that were brought to Australia to receive urgent medical attention. New evidence has emerged that Paediatricians assessing many of these children said that they "are among the most traumatised we have ever seen in our 50 years of combined professional experience".

These kids are terrified at the mention of returning to the harsh conditions in Nauru. This is no way to treat vulnerable people seeking safety.

Many women have already reported sexual assault in detention, and now our leaders wants to send them back to their abusers.

Support Amnesty's petition to tell Prime Minister Turnbull to let them stay. Urge him to close Nauru for good and process people seeking asylum swiftly and fairly in Australia.

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