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Manus Island: PNG authorities stop refugees leaving centre to give evidence in compensation case

Papua New Guinea authorities have stopped two refugees from Australia’s offshore detention centre on Manus Island from travelling to Port Moresby to give evidence in the Supreme Court.

Behrouz Boochani and Aziz Adam were summonsed to appear in a compensation case against the PNG Government, which was found to have illegally detained the men on Manus Island between 2013 and 2016.

But security staff at the island’s airport said the men did not have permission from PNG Immigration authorities to board the plane.

Raun 3cMr Boochani said it was clear the PNG Government did not want them to give…

“Obviously they did not want that we go to court as a witness and tell our stories there and tell about the situation in Manus,” he…

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