Tag: manus

Fears grow for hunger striking Syrian asylum seekers on Manus Island

| April 10, 2014 | Reply

Asylum seekers and refugee advocates have growing concerns for the welfare of two Syrian asylum seekers who have been on hunger strike for around 60 days. “It is an international scandal that that the Australian government is imprisoning Syrian asylum seekers on Manus Island. They should never have been sent to Manus Island. The Minister [...]

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Two attempted suicides on Manus Island follow PNG lawyer’s comments

| March 19, 2014 | Reply

Two Iranian asylum seekers in their mid-20s have attempted suicide on Manus Island, after reading comments by the PNG government lawyer, Ian Molloy. Molloy was part of a group inspecting the detention centre facilities as part of the PNG National Court enquiry into the Manus Island detention camp and the attacks on asylum seekers on [...]

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Government pressures Manus asylum seekers to return home while pressuring to allow attackers back in

| March 14, 2014 | Reply

In the wake of the killing of Reza Barati and the attacks on Manus Island asylum seekers, shamefully, the Australian government is pressuring asylum seekers to return home. The Australian government has recklessly allowed Dr Jamal Rifi, a Lebanese representative of the Immigration Minister’s Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention into the Manus detention centre [...]

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Manus Island unsafe – refugee advocates warn against letting attackers back into camp

| March 11, 2014 | Reply

Refugee advocates are warning of new dangers of attacks on asylum seekers if local staff are re-introduced into the Manus Island detention centre. Local and national PNG staff and police have been excluded from the detention centre since the night of 17 February when Reza Berati was killed and at least 77 others brutally bashed. [...]

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PNG staff and PNG police excluded from Manus detention centre as more eye-witness accounts name PNG police and local G4S staff

| March 7, 2014 | Reply

Despite denials by both G4S and PNG police that they were involved in the murder of Reza Barati and attacks on 77 other asylum seekers on 17 February, local G4S workers and PNG police remain excluded from the Manus Island detention centre. “The continued exclusion of the local staff and PNG police is a tacit [...]

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PNG Manus report self-serving cover-up – there was no riot on Monday 17 February

| February 27, 2014 | Reply

PNG police excluded from detention centre Reports of the contents of the PNG report into the brutal attacks on asylum seekers on Manus Island continues the cover-up perpetuated by all authorities involved since the incident occurred. While the report confirms that the attacks happened inside the detention centre, it lacks credibility. While the police report [...]

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Scott Morrison must resign; Manus Island is a crime scene and must be closed

| February 23, 2014 | Reply

Re-open the phones and internet Scott Morrison’s admissions that he gave incorrect information about the attacks on asylum seekers on Manus Island is reason enough for him to resign. Scott Morrison chose to ignore the huge amount of evidence that asylum seekers had been brutally attacked by G4S guards and PNG police. “The evidence that [...]

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Staff tribute to dead asylum seeker Reza Berati

| February 21, 2014 | Reply

The statement below was written on behalf of Manus Island detention centre as a tribute to the murdered asylum seeker, Reza Berati (pictured). “Today’s harrowing report that Reza head may have been crushed by the boots of G4S guards highlights the fact that the Minister cannot guarantee the safety of asylum seekers on Manus Island. [...]

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Correction re more attacks on Manus Island

| February 18, 2014 | Reply

Nothing seems to have come of the initial reports about a second night of attacks on the Manus Island asylum seekers. No more casualties have arrived at the Bibby Progress. Sorry for the false alarm. A code red ie fire alert was issued in the Manus detention centre at 7.15 Manus time – but there [...]

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Police and locals run amok on Manus Island: scores injured; fears for the lives of asylum seekers

| February 18, 2014 | Reply

Scores of asylum seekers have been injured, some seriously as gangs of armed PNG police and locals go from compound to compound attacking any asylum seekers they can find. Asylum seekers were left defenceless when all staff and G4S guards were evacuated from the detention centre. Tension with groups of locals had been building throughout [...]

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