MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On August 10, The Guardian newspaper published over 2,000 leaked files on the state of affairs in the Australia-run asylum-seeker center on the island nation of Nauru, revealing large-scale sexual and physical abuse, with 51.3 percent of cases involving minors.
Most refugee & advocate claims on Nauru fabricated to achieve goal to get to Aust. So called "reports" based solely on these claims #fact— Republic of Nauru (@Republic_Nauru) 16 августа 2016 г.
Aust left wing media, greens MPs and advocates still using refugees as pawns for their political agendas. Very sad.— Republic of Nauru (@Republic_Nauru) 16 августа 2016 г.
The Nauru facility was opened in 2001 and run until 2008. In 2012, it was reopened following a surge in the number of maritime arrivals of asylum seekers.
Earlier in August, two prominent human rights organizations — Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch — published a report based on their representatives' undercover visits to the Nauru processing center, which concluded that people being held in the Nauru detention center were being attacked on a daily basis, subjected to inhuman living conditions and denied medical care while the authorities of both countries ignored the violations.