Refugees accuse Australian navy of abuse

Asylum seekers, whose boat sank off Australian shores early January, accuse navy of not lending them a hand.

    Asylum seekers who were aboard a boat to Australia, are accusing the Australian navy of mistreating them. Thousands brave the seas every year to try to reach the country, crossing waters off neighbouring Indonesia.

    The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has promised to "turn back the boats" and relations have soured between the two nations.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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