I would like as many people as possible to have a look at this post and think about the issues that Robyn raises.
Edit February 06 2014: Since I wrote this on January 23 I have added links at the end of the article to later media reports. Today a new report has been published which casts further shadows on the whole debacle.
Details aside, though, his account has been consistent from the first. He says he has no doubt that what he saw at close quarters on about January 3 was three people’s hands being deliberately held to a hot exhaust pipe by Australian naval personnel to punish them for protesting, and to deter others from doing one simple thing: going to the toilet too often.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/investigation-burned-hands-on-the-high-seas-20140206-hvbdl.html#ixzz2sWjrPkQv
As an Australian I still want to believe our Navy personnel, however now, two weeks after I wrote this original article, I am no clearer on what happened, despite the pressure put on the ABC to apologise for the initial reports.
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A very good reblog, Aunty Uta. This was good.
Sorry Auntyuta but I think the whole story is a concoction of lies, perpetrated by asylum seekers to get sympathy and make it easier for their asylum process.
Thanks for commenting, Ian.
Robyn gave the story the heading: “Who can we believe?”
Well, this is the question, isn’t it?
I don’t know who to believe. It distresses me. The intent by our government to suppress any news about asylum seekers, does not help. It only helps to spread rumours.
Sorry, this is what I think.