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UN torture prevention body urges Nauru to set up detention monitoring mechanism

The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) has ended its first visit to Nauru, which focused on the situation of people being detained on the island and the need to establish an independent body to monitor places of detention.┬áDuring their three-day visit, the SPT delegation visited Nauru’s police station and prison, as well as the Regional Processing Center (RPC) for asylum-seekers, a large facility comprising three separate units housing men, women and families with children who have been attempting to reach Australia. Continue reading