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Australia: Indefinite detention harms asylum seekers’ mental health

Headline Title:  Australia: Indefinite detention harms asylum seekers’ mental health 23 February 2012 Australia’s policy of placing asylum seekers in indefinite detention is traumatizing innocent people and jeopardizing their mental health, Amnesty International said after visiting some of the country’s most remote detention centres.Following a 13-day fact-finding mission this month to detention centres on Christmas Island off the southern coast and in three cities on the mainland, the organization has once again found the asylum policy to be flawed and in contravention of Australia’s…

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