A protester holds a placard during a rally in support of refugees in central Sydney, Australia, October 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray
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Asylum seekers who attempt to reach Australian shores are transferred to Australia-run immigration detention camps on the impoverished Pacific island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.Abyan alleges she became pregnant at a detention camp on Nauru when she was raped in July.She requested an abortion and the Australian government flew her to Sydney Sunday last week on a commercial flight from the tiny atoll for the 14-week pregnancy to be terminated.But she was flown the 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) back to Nauru Friday in a chartered private jet, in what some critics suspect was a hastily arranged bid to beat a potential court order allowing her to stay.Abortions are legal for the first 20 weeks of pregnancy in Australia.
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