UN rights chief slams racist Australia

The United Nations’s top human rights watchdog has attacked Australia’s tough refugee policies and the treatment of outback Aborigines, saying there was a strong undercurrent of racism in the country.

Long-standing policies of locking up asylum seekers had cast a shadow over Australia’s human rights record, and appeared to be completely arbitrary, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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