Tag: manus

Hundreds still protest on Manus island after eleven days of hunger strike – no exaggeration

| January 23, 2015 | Reply

After eleven days, the Manus Island hunger strike remains hundreds strong. Despite the Immigration Minister’s attempts to maintain a media blackout, the truth about Manus Island is still getting out. The Minister’s intemperate statements that asylum seekers are making “exaggerated and unfounded claims” are driving more people to join the protest. Ninety-five percent of Mike [...]

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Manus witch-hunt continues as Manus hunger strike enters seventh day. UN given more evidence of torture in Chauka compound

| January 20, 2015 | Reply

Wilson and Immigration officials continue to round-up so-called ring-leaders. Another seven people were arrested in Oscar Compound around 7.00am Manus time this morning. This is in addition to the 17 that were taken out of Oscar Compound yesterday afternoon following the security raid on Delta. Fifty-eight asylum seekers from Delta compound, singled out by Immigration [...]

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Fears for the welfare of captured Delta asylum seekers but Manus hunger strike continues

| January 19, 2015 | Reply

Security guards surrounded the Delta compound on Monday afternoon, but broke through the barricaded front gate. Around 170 asylum seekers from Delta Compound have been taken out the Manus Island Detention Centres in the aftermath of the raid on the barricaded compound. Up to 17 people were also arrested in Oscar compound as the Immigration [...]

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Delta compound under attack

| January 19, 2015 | Reply

Around 4.30pm , Manus time, Delta Compound, the Manus Island detention centre that has been deprived of water for 24 hours has been attacked by what seems to be a combined group of Australian guards and Transfield riot squad. It is unclear whether any PNG police are involved. A photo of guards outside Delta just [...]

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End Immigration’s siege of Delta compound on Manus: water needed now

| January 19, 2015 | Reply

Delta Compound has gone 24 hours without drinking water, after Transfield removed the water bottles from outside the fence. Pictures attached show Delta detainees catching rainwater to try and relieve the water shortage on Monday 20 January. Also pictured are slogans inside Delta proclaiming their peaceful protest. “Depriving the asylum seekers of water is simply [...]

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Immigration takes water away from Manus asylum seekers; security guards occupy Foxtrot compound

| January 19, 2015 | Reply

In a shocking development at the Manus Island detention centre, the only drinking water that was available for asylum seekers in Delta Compound, has been taken away. For two days, asylum seekers have had to dig under the compound fence to try reach the bottled water. But this afternoon (Sunday 18 January), around 4.00pm, a [...]

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Tensions high on Manus as hunger strike protest continues: stop the forced transfers

| January 17, 2015 | Reply

Tensions remain high on Manus Island following attempts by Transfield’s “riot squad” to enter Delta Compound yesterday afternoon. Asylum seekers in both Delta and Oscar compounds have now barricaded the gates to their compound to prevent any further attempts to attack the protest. In retribution, no food has delivered to either compound since yesterday afternoon, [...]

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Security guards attack Manus compounds

| January 16, 2015 | Reply

Security guards including PNG locals began attacking peaceful protests in Oscar and Delta Compounds on Manus Island around 4pm Manus Island time – see photos. Only fours hours ago, the Immigration Minister told a press conference that he wanted to “deal with the issues peacefully”, and stated that, “We’re happy to negotiate and discuss the [...]

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Protest sweeps Manus Island – mass hunger strike protest; no running water

| January 14, 2015 | Reply

Hundreds of asylum seekers in Mike Compound are on hunger strike and refusing to return to their compounds as a wave of protest sweeps Manus Island detention centre from Tuesday morning and into the night. Watch video of the protest here Other compounds are expected to join the hunger strike on Wednesday as chants of [...]

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Manus island Iraqi asylum seekers continue protests; IOM contradicts Minister – Iraq is unsafe

| June 23, 2014 | Reply

Up to 25 Iraqi asylum seekers in Delta Compound in the Manus Island detention centre are maintaining their protest for “Freedom.” The Iraqis who began their peaceful protest last week have been maintaining a 24 hour-protest, since Friday 20 June, sleeping outside on the grass near the gate to the compound. The Iraqis’ protest began [...]

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