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An Australian lawmaker says he has written to
the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking it
to investigate Tony Abbott s government over its
treatment of asylum seekers.
Andrew Wilkie, an independent, said he wanted
the court to assess policies he said were causing
He cited forcible deportations, compulsory deten-
tion and detention camp conditions as areas to be
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison rejected the
"The coalition government will not be intimidated
by attention-seeking advocates calling for a return
to the failed policies of the past that resulted in
unprecedented cost, chaos and tragedy on our bor-
ders," he told AAP.
Australia takes a tough line on asylum seekers
who arrive by boat. They are held in offshore pro-
cessing camps in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and
Nauru, in conditions that have been strongly criticised
by rights groups.
If found to be refugees, they will be resettled in
PNG or Cambodia, not Australia. No-one has yet
In recent months Australian ships have also inter-
cepted boats at sea. Some have been towed back to
Indonesia and another returned to Sri Lanka.
These policies have been condemned by refugee
advocates and the UN, who say Australia may be
failing to meet its obligations under international
But the government says its aim is to reduce the
number of people dying during the dangerous journey
to Australia by boat, and maintains that the policies
Wilkie and human rights lawyer Greg Barns said
the Abbott government s actions were "criminal",
breached global conventions and fell within the
jurisdiction of the ICC.
It is not yet known whether the ICC would con-
sider taking up the case.
An Islamic court has stoned a teenager to death
in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping
a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
The judge ordered Hasan Ahmad Ali, 18, to com-
pensate the woman with a calf before he was killed.
Ali denied raping 28-year-old Fadumo Hasan
Somalia s militant Islamist group al-Shabab imple-
ments a strict version of Islamic law in areas it con-
Last month, a woman was stoned to death in the
port town of Barawe after an Islamic court convicted
her of having four husbands at the same time.
Ali was found guilty of raping Ms Mohmoud at
gunpoint in Dharuro village in Somalia s Lower Sha-
belle region, reports the pro-al-Shabab al-Furqaan
radio station on its Web site.
He said he had consensual sex with her.
Al-Shabab has recently lost control of several
towns, including Barawe, but still controls large
swathes of territory in rural areas.
The al-Qaeda linked group, which is estimated to
have at least 5,000 fighters, wants to overthrow the
UN-backed Somali government.
Somali al-Shabab court
'stones teenager to death'
MP in court
again tried to scale
a 23 ft triple-layer
fence into the
Spanish territory of
Melilla. The UN on
Spanish police of
people in need of
come to Spain's
fleeing war and
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