Tag: manus

Guilty! Coroner’s findings damn offshore detention

| July 30, 2018 | Reply

The coroner’s findings in regard to the death of Hamid Khazaie have damned the government’s offshore detention policy. The coroner noted that the Pacific Solution Mark II version of offshore detention was created after the Expert Panel reported to the Gillard government in 2012 and deliberately included “disincentives” to asylum seekers arriving by boat. While […]

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Six more refugees leave from Manus for the US, but Trump ban still in place

| June 19, 2018 | Reply

Six Manus refugees left Port Moresby this morning, Tuesday 19 June, for the United States. All single men, the refugees are Afghan, Pakistani and one Rohingyan. No refugees from Trump’s list of travel-banned countries are among those travelling to the US. This brings the total number of refugees from Manus to the US to 108, […]

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Eighteen Manus refugees go to the US, but no Iranians

| May 29, 2018 | Reply

The failure of the US resettlement deal was again on display this morning (Tuesday 29 May) as 18 refugees from Manus Island left Port Moresby for the US. The group comprises 13 Afghans and 5 Rohingyans, all single males. Once again, none from Trump’s travel-ban group of countries that includes Iran, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, were […]

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Second group of Manus refugees fly to US

| January 23, 2018 | Reply

The second group of refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the US has left Port Moresby for the United States this morning (Tuesday 23 January) see photos of them leaving the Port Moresby hotel early this morning; a small group of the refugees in the departure lounge of Port Moresby airport. Altogether fifty-eight refugees […]

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Manus asylum seekers expel ex-Wilson guards from Hillside camp

| December 28, 2017 | Reply

Asylum seekers at the Hillside Camp, Manus Island have expelled all ex-Wilson Security guards from their camp area. Former Wilson’s guards, who used to work at the detention centre, are now employed by Paladin, the company contracted to provide security for the new camps, since asylum seekers and refugees were forcibly evicted from the Lombrum […]

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PNG Supreme Court rules major victory to Manus asylum seekers

| December 15, 2017 | Reply

The full bench of the PNG Supreme Court today (Friday) finally handed down a ruling formally finding that the human rights of all those sent to Manus Island have been breached. The victory comes after almost two years of deliberate attempts by the Australian and PNG governments to stall and frustrate the case. The finding […]

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A letter from Manus Island by Behrouz Boochani

| December 12, 2017 | Reply

After four years of detention on Manus Island, the author writes a poet’s manifesto for the refugee resistance in which he has found himself to be a central figure. By Behrouz Boochani. This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Dec 9, 2017 as “A letter from Manus Island”. For […]

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Police beat Manus refugees

| November 24, 2017 | Reply

PNG police and Immigration returned to the detention centre around 7.00am (PNG time) this morning and have begun systematically beating refugees in an attempt to drive them out of the detention centre. (Video clip below) Around 350 people remained in the detention centre overnight despite brutal police actions yesterday that destroyed food, water, and medicines. […]

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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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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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