Peter Dutton blames refugee activists for suicides

“The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has blamed refugee advocates for the suicide attempts on Nauru and Manus, alleging they are encouraging detainees to self-harm in the hope of getting to Australia.

A second refugee, Hodan Yasi, self-immolated on Nauru overnight and is in a Brisbane hospital in a critical condition.

Pressed on his allegation, Dutton offered no examples of refugee supporters advocating acts of self-harm, but said his office received “advice” and “intelligence” that it was occurring.”

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