Secret recordings allege excessive force by guards in Australia’s detention centres

Leaked video and audio reveals tension as onshore detention centres become more like prisons and increasingly house people awaiting deportation

Leaked video, audio and images have revealed allegations of excessive force and harassment inside Australia’s network of onshore detention centres.

Last year the federal court overruled a ban on detainees having phones, which has allowed snippets of life inside the centres – long closed to media and cloaked in secrecy – to be recorded and leaked out.

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Secret recordings allege excessive force by guards in Australia’s detention centres