Manus Island: Buses of refugees leave former Australian camp

Manus Island: Buses of refugees leave former Australian camp
 

Buses carrying asylum seekers have left a former Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after police entered the centre for a second day, refugees and advocates have confirmed.
Hundreds of detainees refused to leave the Manus Island centre when it shut on 31 October, citing safety fears.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported that all had been moved to alternative accommodation on Friday.
Some men were beaten with batons by PNG police, detainees claimed.
Videos posted on social media showed PNG authorities swinging poles towards asylum seekers.
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24 November 2017 in World News, Views: 65
Source: BBC
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