Tag: manus

Manus asylum seekers appeal to Europe for help free the Syrian asylum seekers

| September 8, 2015 | Reply

An appeal for help from Europeans and European countries has been signed by over 100 asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island (See here or see text below. Full letter with signatures is available on request). Among other things, the Manus Island appeal says,” We have fled war and persecution just like the asylum seekers […]

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Attempted suicide on Manus Island – Advocates suggest a good time for Transfield to tour fund managers

| September 1, 2015 | Reply

A 25 year-old Burmese asylum seeker attempted suicide at Manus Island yesterday afternoon, Monday 31 August. The emergency unfolded over almost four hours as the man climbed onto the roof of Delta Compound around 3pm and made attempts to hang himself using bed sheets and electrical cable, before making a final attempt to jump just […]

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PNG ignores injunction in attempt to deport third Iranian

| August 27, 2015 | Reply

A third Iranian asylum seeker has been taken from his compound on Manus Island and is threatened with forced removal to Iran as early as this (Thursday, 27 August) morning. Two other Iranian asylum seekers were removed in the week of the 13 August. All the removals have been carried out in defiance of legal […]

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Immigration tries first forced removal from Manus Island: injunctions sought

| August 14, 2015 | Reply

Late yesterday afternoon, Thursday 13 August, Immigration authorities used a show of force by PNG police as the first phase of attempting forced removals of rejected asylum seekers on Manus Island. Up to six PNG police marched into Oscar compound to remove a 27-year-old Iranian asylum seeker from Oscar Compound. The man has been placed […]

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Manus island detainees ask for help as violence threats increase

| July 30, 2015 | Reply

Advocates demand: bring back the ex-pats involved in attack on Reza Barati Rumours of possible violent clashes between local PNG people and Wilson Security over the alleged rape of the local PNG detention administration worker has also raised anxieties among the asylum seekers that they could be the victims of any attack on the detention […]

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Urgent funds needed – help us close Manus Island

| July 1, 2015 | Reply

We urgently need to raise $20,000 to ramp up a major PNG legal challenge to offshore processing on Manus Island. Please donate – see below for details. Last week, the Liberals and the ALP combined to change the law in an attempt to thwart a constitutional challenge to offshore processing in the High Court of […]

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Strip search sparks stand-off between guards and asylum seekers on Manus Island

| June 17, 2015 | Reply

The forced strip search of an Iranian asylum seeker has sparked a tense stand-off between asylum seekers, Wilson’s guards and PNG police in Delta Compound on Manus Island around 6.00am this morning (Wednesday, 17 June). The early morning raid forced all of the detainees in Delta Compound into one corner of the yard. The Wilson’s […]

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Close Manus petition to be tabled in Senate

| June 16, 2015 | Reply

Caz Coleman, one of the most prominent advisers to the Coalition and successive Labour governments has described the Manus island and Nauru detention centres as beyond rescue and has called for all asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru to be bought to the mainland for claim processing. (The Guardian 9 June, 2015) A petition […]

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Refugee bashed on Manus Island for staying late at the pub

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

An Iranian refugee has been bashed by two PNG immigration officers for staying late at the pub on Monday night (1 June), see photos below. Mohsen was repeated punched and manhandled by the immigration officers as they abused him and threatened to kill him. However, the assault was witnessed by several supportive locals at the […]

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Grave concerns for Manus hunger striker

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

The Refugee Action Coalition has serious concerns for the welfare of an Iraqi hunger striker on Manus Island. The 31 year-old man has been on hunger strike for 53 days and has lost 19 kgs. He can no longer walk and is transported in a wheel chair. “We are extremely concerned at the mistreatment he […]

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