Detention centre for illegal migrants in Jakarta
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Asylum seekers living in limbo in Indonesia

Every year, thousands of asylum seekers leave Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Iran to make the dangerous and illegal journey across the sea to Australia.

They pay thousands of dollars to people smugglers. Many never make it, and often end up in detention centres in so-called "transit" countries like Indonesia, where they wait for their fate to be decided.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 04 Sep 2013
  • From the section Asia
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