Graphic footage taken during the Good Friday shooting incident has emerged from Manus Island.
Photos of bullet holes damage inside the detention centre including in accommodation areas is evidence of the dangerous situation that has erupted on Manus.
“The shooting incident has been a shocking and stark reminder of the dangerous situation that exists on Manus Island for the almost 999 refugees and asylum seekers that Australia still holds there,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition.
“The incident is also a stark reminder of the extremely vulnerable and potentially violent situation that refugees are condemned to.
“Even if the US deal goes ahead, hundreds of people are going to be left behind on Manus and Nauru. Malcolm Turnbull cannot pretend the US deal offers any solution for those people illegally held on Manus Island.
“Sooner or later, the people taken to Manus will have to be taken back to Australia. PNG has no ability of intention to resettle any refugees or asylum seekers.
“The Good Friday incident is one more reason why Malcolm Turnbull should act immediately to close Manus and Nauru and bring bring all the refugees to Australia.”
For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713
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