Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Rau is hopefully the catalyst for more media coverage on a shocking policy

'It's torture, it's sheer torture' - Immigration - www.smh.com.au

Following the Cornelia Rau case, more reports of human right's abuses in Baxter Detention centre. Hassan, an Algerian man, fled amid torture in his home country. He was locked in Baxter because his paper's weren't in order.

"When they came to check out what was happening they came in force, that is the immigration officials, the guards there, and they made him strip," Ms Milne told ABC radio.

"They examined him and there were two females there, one was a psychologist, another one was an immigration officer.

"And the humiliation of having to bend over and be internally examined by people who are watching you as well as being on a video camera, he just felt was the greatest humiliation in his whole life."