One dead, 77 injured on Manus Island

“One person has been killed and 77 injured, one by a gunshot, in unrest at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, immigration minister Scott Morrison has confirmed.

Refugee advocates and people inside the facility contradicted Morrison’s statements that asylum seekers had caused the disturbance and broken out of the centre. They said PNG police and locals entered the compounds with weapons and attacked detainees.”

Click here to read a report in The Guardian.

Click here to read Jeff Sparrow’s thoughts on the incidents and how low Australia’s behaviour towards asylum seekers could sink.

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