Although she was invited in a very ingratiating manner, Angeline Jolie is not going to visit the small island nation of Nauru.
Angelina Jolie was invited to visit the island of Nauru by its people but she has apparently refused out of necessity. And although the moral thing would be to pay a visit, Angelina won’t trust her conscience for once.
Jolie has already headed a global summit on violence against women. She has been given accolades by William Hague. Yet why she is not making that much-required trip to Nauru is beyond many who otherwise know her well.
Australia has set up detention centers in Nauru and it behooves Angeline – or Angie as many call her – to go and see for her self what exactly is going on there in the first place.
There is a cloak of secrecy about the whole affair and the price of a single visa to Nauru has shot up to $8000 which is astronomical indeed. For all purposes, the issue reeks of underhand dealings and shady machinations.
Angelina Jolie ought to visit the minute nation and make a survey of the human rights abuses that are taking place there. It is said that many of the atrocious acts that are taking place on that island are too much for words.
Firstly, the children who are in the detention institutes are abused in every possible way by the wardens. It is pathetic and speaks volumes about the level of accountability and feedback there is at the detention centers.
Secondly, the whole milieu is very hazardous to health in general. There have been reports of bombs which may explode any moment being in the vicinity of the asylum seekers.
Thirdly, there are multiple maladies in the region’s inhabitants. From chronic depression to blood ailments and incidents of suicidal behavior, the diseases run the whole gamut of medical monstrosities.
The reason is that there are not many facilities and the harsh, brutal and dehumanized atmosphere leads to a certain cynicism and world-weariness.
Finally, there are no laws on the island. All signs of humanitarian justice have simply vanished leaving an uncertain atmosphere of nihilism and terror.
Angelina definitely ought to go and take a gander at all the panoply of horrors that are occurring in Australia’s own backyard. However, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said today that Angelina Jolie's visit to Nauru was not a matter for Australia.
‘‘Well, those are matters for the Nauruan government, they decide who comes to their country. You should direct those questions to them,’’ he said during a press conference in Canberra, adding, ‘‘I don't plan to respond to any of the assertions you have made. Who visits Nauru is a matter for the Nauruan government.’’