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Boat intercepted, people transferred to lifeboat and sent to Indonesia

00:00 Feb 22 2014 Indian Ocean

Description
Asylum seekers who were returned to Indonesia on an orange lifeboat say their vessel was fired on to sink it. Australian vessels have previously fired shots in an attempt to destroy wooden boats after asylum seekers have been rescued from them.

(From the 'Operation Sovereign Borders timeline' database, reported by the SBS News. Location is only approximate.)
Additional Data
Location of incident (if 'Other', please include in description): At sea
Number of people affected: 1
Following return from: N/A

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