MEDIA RELEASE 22/5 | ANOTHER REFUGEE DIES ON MANUS

A 52 year-old Rohingya refugee has died on Manus Island.

Reports indicate that the refugee was killed after he jumped from a moving bus and was struck by its wheels of the bus, around 11am very near to West Haus refugee compound.

Most refugees on Manus believe that the man’s death was suicide.

The Rohingyan refugee had suffered for a long time with a medical problem, for which had previously been medivacced to Australia for treatment.

“This refugee’s death is one more reason to evacuate Manus Island and bring all refugees and asylum seekers to Australia,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition

“He should never have been on Manus Island. He should not have been sent there in 2013. He should not have been returned there after he was brought to Australia for medical treatment in 2014.

“Peter Dutton is responsible for yet another death in offshore detention.”

This death brings the total deaths on Manus Island to seven.(Another three have died on Nauru.)

Attached is a photo of police at the scene of his death on Manus Island.

For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713