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MEDIA RELEASE 10/11 | MORE INHUMANITY ON MANUS AS IMMIGRATION EMPTIES DRINKING WATER

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MORE INHUMANITY ON MANUS AS IMMIGRATION EMPTIES DRINKING WATER The Manus siege was tightened another notch this afternoon, (Friday 10 November) when PNG police and immigration officers entered Oscar and Delta compounds of the Manus detention, and began emptying the tanks and turning over the water bins being used by(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 9/11| MANUS STANDING STRONG

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS STANDING STRONG; Hundreds of Manus refugees and asylum seekers are staging a protest in Mike compound where the fences have been pulled down. (Photos attached.) Meanwhile, in Port Moresby, appeal documents have been lodged with the Supreme Court to appeal against the Chief Justice decision not to grant injunction(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 9/11| MANUS FENCES BEING DISMANTLED

Refugee Actiom Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS FENCES BEING DISMANTLED Within a couple of hours of a notice being handed to the refugees inside the Manus detention centre, fences around the Mike Compound have begun to be taken down. Reducing the security around the centre will only raise the detainees’ fears of being attacked even further.(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 7/11 | LAWYERS WILL APPEAL COURT RULING ON MANUS DETENTION SIEGE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE LAWYERS WILL APPEAL COURT RULING ON MANUS DETENTION SIEGE  MANUS STILL UNSAFE The PNG Supreme Court has declined to issue an injunction to restore immediately food, water, and power to the Manus detention centre. The Chief Justice found that while the applicant’s (Behrounz Boochani) human rights may have been breached,(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 2/11 | MANUS REFUGEES DIG IN TO DEFY SEIGE

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE MANUS REFUGEES DIG IN TO DEFY SEIGE Manus refugees are literally digging in as they prepare to survive the government seige of the Manus detention centre. Video clips attached give a snapshot of life in side the detention centre, day 2 of the seige. Overnight refugees dug a well in(…)

MEDIA RELEASE 1/11|GENERATORS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF MANUS COMPOUNDS

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE GENERATORS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF MANUS COMPOUNDS All electricity generators have been removed from all compounds at the Manus detention centre this morning (Wednesday, 1 November) as Dutton extends the brutal seige of the centre (photos attached). There is now no elecricity for any of the detention centre. The(…)