A boat carrying asylum seekers has arrived in Indonesia carrying the same men and women as a boat turned around at Christmas Island last week.
The ABC has confirmed the boat arrived in Kupang, on Indonesia’s Timor Island, and was carrying 17 people, like 1 crew member.
The asylum seekers had attempted to reach Australia by boat but have been intercepted just off Christmas Island on November 20.
1 of the asylum seekers, who said his name was Muhammad Anwar, told Indonesia’s Rima News he spent 4 days detained by Australian security forces.
He said Australian security forces had sent them back to Indonesia on a new ship following scuttling the ship that was utilized to travel to Christmas Island.
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