Category: Press releases

Grave fears for brain-injured refugee on Nauru

| November 18, 2017 | Reply

A 28 year-old Rohingyan refugee injured in a motorbike accident on Nauru this morning around 7.00am has been unconscious in the RON hospital since this afternoon (Saturday 18 November). The accident between two motorbikes happened on the Fly Camp Rd, the same road where a refugees was killed on 2 November. It is understood that […]

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Wanton vandalism as PNG police destroy refugees’ water wells

| November 13, 2017 | Reply

After 13 days, over 420 refugees and asylum seekers are desperately defying Dutton’s siege of the Manus detention centre. See photos of the protests inside the detention centre on 11 November and the video clip of the protest on 12 November. This morning, Monday 13 November, a large number of PNG police and Immigration officials […]

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More inhumanity on Manus as Immigration empties drinking water

| November 10, 2017 | Reply

The Manus siege was tightened another notch this afternoon, (Friday 10 November) when PNG police and immigration officers entered Oscar and Delta compounds of the Manus detention, and began emptying the tanks and turning over the water bins being used by the refugees to collected the rain water that has kept the refugees alive the […]

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Manus fences being dismantled

| November 9, 2017 | Reply

Within a couple of hours of a notice being handed to the refugees inside the Manus detention centre, fences around the Mike Compound have begun to be taken down. Reducing the security around the centre will only raise the detainees’ fears of being attacked even further. It was through the Mike fences that PNG locals […]

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Lawyers will appeal court ruling on Manus detention siege

| November 7, 2017 | Reply

The PNG Supreme Court has declined to issue an injunction to restore immediately food, water, and power to the Manus detention centre. The Chief Justice found that while the applicant’s (Behrouz Boochani) human rights may have been breached, that damages rather than an injunction is the suitable remedy. The lawyers in the case will appeal […]

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Nauruan driver arrested after death of Bangladeshi asylum seeker

| November 4, 2017 | Reply

The Nauruan driver of the vehicle involved in the death of a Bangladeshi asylum seeker on Nauru has been arrested. The exact charge is not known. The Bangladeshi refugee who was riding a motor bike when he was killed on the Fly Camp Rd (called after the nearby Fly Camp for single men) on Nauru, […]

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Manus refugees dig in to defy siege

| November 2, 2017 | Reply

Manus refugees are literally digging in as they prepare to survive the government siege of the Manus detention centre. The video clips below give a snapshot of life in side the detention centre, day 2 of the seige. Overnight refugees dug a well in Oscar compound that has given them a precious source of water – […]

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Electricity cut on Manus as Dutton extends the siege

| November 1, 2017 | Reply

All electricity generators have been removed from all compounds at the Manus detention centre this morning (Wednesday, 1 November) as Dutton extends the brutal siege of the centre (see photos). There is now no electricity for any of the detention centre. The loss of power will cause further problems for the toilets and water, as […]

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Manus Alliance Against Human Rights Abuse group presents petition to governor

| October 31, 2017 | Reply

More than 300 Manusians have signed a petition calling for all asylum seekers and refugees to be returned to Australia. The petition, organised by the Manus Alliance Against Human Rights Abuse, is addressed to PNG Prime Minsiter and the PNG Chief Justice The petition was presented to the to governor at the Manus Provincial Government […]

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Security guards desert Manus detention centre

| October 31, 2017 | Reply

The government needs to act urgently to prevent a looming disaster on Manus Island. Security guards have deserted their posts at Manus detention centre, leaving the centre undefended. There is no drinking water. Photos of the empty drinking water crates and the deserted guard posts taken this morning, 31 October, are shown. Meanwhile there is […]

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