August 9, 2017

Urgent Action: Extreme Risk Of Violence For Refugees On Manus (Australia: UA 184.17)


Australia’s offshore detention and processing policy on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), amounts to the systematic abuse of hundreds of individuals. Ongoing reports of violence and the recent death of an Iranian man who had sought asylum underline the grave harm being done by Australia’s policy.

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  • Ensure the protection of all refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island from further attacks;
  • Bring all asylum seekers and refugees to Australia immediately and ensure that all those granted refugee status have the right to settle in Australia or third countries;
  • Cease all action or implementation of policy on Manus Island that puts refugees at risk of further harm, for example by forcing them to move to the refugee transit centre in East Lorengau or into the local community;
  • Ensure adequate medical care for all the refugees and asylum seekers suffering injuries and trauma;
  • Urge the Papua New Guinean authorities to open an independent, impartial, prompt and effective investigation into the death of Hamed Shamshiripour and other refugees on Manus Island, and into the reported attacks.

Contact these two officials by 27 September, 2017:

Minister of Immigration and Border Protection
Mr Peter Dutton
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Fax: +61 (02) 6273 4144
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Joe Hockey, Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 797 3000 I Fax: 1 202 797 3168
Twitter: @JoeHockey
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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