Urgent Action Update: Vulnerable Asylum Seeker Unfairly Detained (Papua New Guinea: UA 37.17)

Urgent Action
April 6, 2017


Loghman Sawari, an Iranian refugee, is being detained at Waigani Police cells, Papua New Guinea, under new charges under the Migration Act. Currently on bail for similar charges under the Passport Act, the Court will determine a preliminary application to dismiss these charges on 18 April 2017. 

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Immediately and unconditionally release Loghman Sawari and drop all charges against him;
  • Ensure that Loghman Sawari receives prompt and necessary physical and psychological medical care, free of charge, and police do not screen requests for access to medical care;
  • Enable and facilitate Loghman Sawari settling in Australia, where he first sought asylum, or enable and facilitate settlement in an appropriate third country.
Contact these two officials by 18 May, 2017:
Papua New Guinea Minister for
Rimbink Pato
PO Box 639
Waigani, Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
Fax: +675 325 5206
Salutation: Dear Minister
Ambassador Rupa Abraham Mulina
Embassy of Papua New Guinea
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 805
Washington DC 20036
Fax: 1 202 745 3679
Phone: 1 202 745 3680
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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