Paul Valent

Paul Valent

Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,

Asylum seekers. Talk to The Royal Society of Tasmania

It has been said that one can learn a lot about a people from the way they handle their prisoners. To prisoners i want to add asylum seekers. Cases of abuse, including of children are described. Dehumanisation and demonisation, isolation, giving numbers to detainees, are recognised steps on the way to genocide. Handling of asylum seekers has corrupted warders and  the wider community. Steps must be taken to reverse this process.
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