Tag: manus

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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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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As closure deadline looms, Manus refugees secure the fences

| October 30, 2017 | Reply

As the deadline for the closure looms, Manus refugees are this evening (Monday 30 October) securing the recently damaged perimeter fence against possible attacks (see photo). Meals are no longer available in the centre. Refugees have only been given meagre food packs for their three meals today. Some refugees have been left hungry. The last […]

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Government must act to stop the Manus closure

| October 30, 2017 | Reply

Hundreds of Manusians have signed a petition opposing the forced relocation of the men in the Manus detention cenre and calling for the Australian government to take all the asylum seekers and refugees back to Australia. (The local meeting, 27 October, in Lorengau’s ward 5 is pictured). The petition will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday, 31 […]

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Government siege tightens on Manus as last food announced

| October 26, 2017 | Reply

Refugee groups have called for the Australian government to end the siege of the Manus detention centre. After ignoring a PNG Supreme Court ruling since April 2016, the government is resorting to depriving refugees and asylum seekers of food, water and medical care as they try to force people out of the detention centre. The […]

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Navy take-over of Manus will put refugee lives at risk

| October 20, 2017 | Reply

Refugees and asylum seekers in the Manus detention centre have been given individual notices that declare that the centre will be taken over by the PNG navy after 31 October. The notice (pictured) says that after 31 October, every worker will leave the detention centre; that electricity, water, food, drinking water will be cut off; […]

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Manus detainees call for end to forced relocation as community tensions mount

| October 13, 2017 | Reply

More than 500 detainees at Manus Island have written to the PNG authorities (text below, written pages here and extract of signatures here) calling for the PNG government to provide safe resettling third countries, an end to their imprisonment. The letter comes as today (Friday 13 October) marks day 74 of protests on Manus Island, […]

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