An exclusive look into Naru’s controversial dentation centre has stunned Australia.
In an episode of Channel Nine's A Current Affair on Monday night, Nauruan President Baron Waqa said refugees and Asylum seekers are looked after on Nauru.
'They're very much well looked after and they're welcome here,' he said.
Justice Minister David Adeang said there’s ‘not much to complain about.'
'They don't pay for utilities, their water and their electricity is for free, they don't have to pay for rent, their houses are new and we give them employment,' he said.
Additionally, it is reported that most of the refugees live in air-conditioned units with televisions and fully-equipped kitchens.
But the detainees have a different story to tell.
One man told the program, ‘You make a nice prison. (it's still) a prison…(I feel like) an animal, yeah.’
‘Same jail,’ another said.
Since Nauru opened, there have been frequent reports regarding refugees and Asylum seekers becoming victims of assaults, rapes and harassment.
However, Nauru President Baron Waqa said, ‘There is always excuses.’