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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.