Tag: manus

Manus island hygiene and health hazard – still torture

| February 25, 2015 | Reply

A filthy toilet block (three toilets and three showers) in Delta Compound on Manus Island has been demolished. The disgusting facilities (see photos) were a health hazard and should have been demolished months ago. But, little has changed. The demolition means that there are only 12 toilets and showers for 300 people. The stench is [...]

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IOM vultures prey on jailed Manus asylum seekers

| February 6, 2015 | Reply

Officers from the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) visited jailed asylum seekers on Manus yesterday (Thursday, 4 February) looking for asylum seekers to agree to voluntarily return to their home countries. IOM was the manager of the Manus Island detention centre under the Howard government. IOM have no protection mandate but are a mercenary outfit [...]

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Manus: Mike compound ends its hunger strike

| January 26, 2015 | Reply

The compound that started the mass hunger strike on Manus Island has ended their hunger strike – 13 days after it began – for now at least. It is expected that asylum seekers in Mike will begin eating this evening. The protest was called off after Wilson’s security entered Foxtrot this (Monday) morning. It is [...]

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More evidence of abuse, but hunger strike continues

| January 26, 2015 | Reply

Manus Island detainees are bracing for increased security harassment today (Monday 26 January) after the arrival of more Wilson security guards on the island yesterday. Hundreds remain on hunger strike into the 14th day, with almost 100 per cent of Mike and Oscar compounds involved in the protest. Meanwhile more evidence of the witch-hunt and [...]

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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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