sex crimes

Refugee convicted over sex crimes

On October 26th, 2018, Justice Iova Geita found Muhammad Hussain guilty on two counts of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl at a lodge in Lorengau on March 2, 2017.

This sex case is just one of those reportedly committed by refugees in Manus against under-aged girls.

While many have gone unreported, this is the first conviction against a refugee for sex crimes against children.

Muhammad Hussain, who was arrested for the offense on March 7 last year, and convicted on Thursday last week, is now awaiting sentence of the National Court for his actions.  

Nauru assaults and illness covered up by government, lawyers group says

This is showing the Australian federal government is aiding a "cover-up" of alarming conditions at the Nauru detention camp, a lawyers group says.

Data released under freedom of information laws to the Australian Lawyers Alliance shows serious incidents uncovered by the damning Moss review, and others detailed to a Senate inquiry, were not reported to Comcare, the nation's work safety regulator.