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Australia Secretly Processed Asylum Seeker Claims At Sea

Australia's military held 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers at sea for nearly a month and rejected their refugee claims following brief interviews, Australian officials said Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Andrew Bottrell, who oversees Australia's border security operations, told lawmakers that an Australian vessel intercepted the asylum seekers on March 20. Following interviews that lasted as little as 40 minutes, the men, women, and children were determined to not qualify for refugee...

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