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‘Designed to torture’: asylum seeker chooses Iranian prison over PNG detention centre

Man who spent nine weeks locked up inside Australian-funded centre in Port Moresby describes hunger, isolation and lack of legal support

Ariobarzan endured six years of detention inside and outside the barbed wire on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island in the hope he would find a new life in Australia.

  • Jo Chandler
  • The Guardian

But after nine weeks at the Bomana immigration centre, a Canberra-funded detention centre in Port Moresby, the Iranian asylum seeker has signed up to go home.

Whatever fate awaits Ariobarzan (whom the Guardian has agreed to name using a pseudonym) in Iran, and

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