Migrants Say They Witnessed Australian Payment to Boat Crew

June 17, 2015 11:48 AM

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Two migrants who were on a people-smuggling boat at the center of claims Australia's navy paid the crew to turn back to Indonesia say they saw the money handed over.

The allegation of payments to people smugglers has strained relations between Indonesia and Australia, which has a policy of turning back any migrants who arrive by boat.

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