|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 18-August-2015, 4:10 PM | Message # 1|
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|Doctor ‘risks jail’ for speaking out about Aussie ‘mental torture’ of immigrants on Nauru |
Whistleblowing doctor David Isaacs says he could go to prison for lifting the lid on how Australia treats illegal immigrants. The pediatrician said he saw a young girl “try to hang herself” and added refugees at the camp on the Pacific Island of Nauru were “treated like criminals.”
Five days in December was all Isaacs needed to make a decision that could land him in hot water. He was posted to the Pacific island of Nauru, 3,300km northeast of Brisbane. What he saw there resembled hell, he said, as he recorded what amounted to “mental torture” by Australian guards against the refugees being housed there, who they were supposed to be looking after.
“I am breaking the law by talking to you about this and I could even go to prison for doing this. Anyone who works there, doctors, teachers, nurses – could go to prison for two years for telling the truth about what is happening,” Isaacs told RT.
He was shocked at how the children were being treated and felt that he had no option but to let the public know about Australia’s dirty little secret.
“I saw a child as young as six who tried to hang herself,” he said, adding that he saw a number of children who had developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“The parents are very troubled,” Isaacs said. “When the parents are troubled, the children also become troubled, so either they become depressed, or they become angry.”
Read more/full article/source - http://www.rt.com/news/312654-nauru-australia-immigrants-abuse/