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Psychiatrist likens refugee detention to Nazi abuses

A Sydney psychiatrist has labelled prolonged detention of asylum seekers as “calculated cruelty” that resembles state-based abuses by the Nazis.  

Dr Michael Dudley, who works at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, says various modern states have tried to protect citizens by identifying security threats, targeting “undesirables” and eliminating public scrutiny.

The situation has