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BRUNSWICK, Australia ——Human rights investigators from the United Nations have been been forced to cancel a trip to Squishface Comics Studio to investigate the fate of the cartoonists there.
The order to stand down is understood to have originated from Ben Hutchings, who pays many of the near-bankrupt studio’s bills.
Conditions inside Squishface, in which several hundred people are living, have been criticised repeatedly.
“Hutcho, who invited us, has now asked us not to come,” the group’s leader, Mads Andernas, said.
“He cites practical reasons for it not being suitable or practical for us to come.”
A spokesperson for Amnesty International, Graeme McGregor, says the conditions inside Squishface are harsh, and are being kept secret.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, has been taking part in secret meetings with Squishface management behind the Riso machine.