Australia Turns Back Another Boatload of Illegal Migrants

Australia Turns Back Another Boatload of Illegal Migrants


For the second time in as many weeks Australia has turned back a boatload of illegal migrants, forcing the intended asylum seekers to return to their port of departure in Indonesia.

The group of 44 men has since landed on a remote Indonesian island after Australian authorities gave them speedboats equipped with supplies and told them to depart, Sky News reports.

The outlet details that according to local authorities, the group of 36 Bangladeshi and eight Rohingya were intercepted while trying to reach Australia from West Java’s southern coast but were intercepted by the Australian Broder Force (ABF).

They were detained at sea in their vessel for 18 days and not allowed to land before being provided with two modern speed boats, each

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