Tag Archives: Papua New Guinea

UPDATES: Sawari in custody; Amnesty report on persecution of ethnic Ahwazi Arabs by Iran

Loghman Sawari is a young refugee who fled Iran after his cousin was executed by the regime and his brothers tortured and imprisoned. After being illegally renditioned by Australia to its offshore gulag on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), … Continue reading

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Sawari’s flight to freedom could set legal precedent and see Australian government in the dock

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, US president Donald Trump signed an executive order banning refugees for four months and bringing in massive visa restrictions. On the other side of the world, in response, one young refugee took remarkable direct action to secure his … Continue reading

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Australian Government clueless on what next for offshore refugees: time for others to take charge

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Supreme Court has confirmed that the PNG and Australian governments are jointly responsible for complying with an earlier ruling that the Manus Island refugee detention camp should be closed and that the imprisonment of the … Continue reading

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Australia to close Manus Island refugee camp – but there’s a twist…

On 17 August, Papua New Guinea (PNG) finally forced Australia to agree to the closure of its refugee detention centre on Manus Island. The latter agreed to this decision in order to avoid a PNG Supreme Court hearing, scheduled for August 22, … Continue reading

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Spanish firm managing Australia’s offshore ‘political prisoners’ could face ‘crimes against humanity’ charges

Leading legal experts have advised Ferrovial, the Spanish multinational company, that it could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ for its management of Australia’s offshore refugee and asylum-seekers detention facilities on Nauru and Manus Island (Papua New Guinea). Ferrovial is … Continue reading

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To Australia’s next Govt: a dummy’s guide to charges re illegal detention of refugees

Last week Malcolm Turnbull did an excellent impersonation of Pontius Pilate when he declared Australia has no obligations, legal or otherwise, regarding the fate of the asylum-seekers and refugees the Australian navy kidnapped and transported to the offshore detention centres … Continue reading

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