Friday, February 19, 2016

More dictatorship on Nauru

Since it decided to host a concentration camp for Australia, Nauru's democracy has descended into a dictatorship. They've evicted the opposition from Parliament, censored the internet, and banned journalists from entering, all in an effort to prevent criticism of Australia's policy. And late last night, they suddenly revoked all visitor visas to the country. The reason?

(That tweet was rapidly deleted, but saved by @timsenior)

Its like a small child having a tantrum, except this is a country, and they have custody of almost five hundred refugees, who they have basicly declared to be beyond the protection of the law. Which actually makes all this secrecy rather scary. If everything was fine on Nauru, then they would have no reason to fear scrutiny.