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Aotearoa New Zealand: Please take me to a safe place: The imprisonment of asylum seekers in Aotearoa New Zealand

, Index number: ASA 32/4113/2021

This research report highlights the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers sent to New Zealand's prisons whilst their asylum claims are being processed. Asylum seekers described ill treatment in prison from other criminal detainees and lack of due process in considering their claims. The New Zealand government must end harmful detention practices, in particular placing immigration detainees in prisons which is a clear violation of international human rights law.

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