Scathing UN report slams Australia as refugees on Manus abandoned to danger

Scathing UN report slams Australia as refugees on Manus abandoned to danger

Australia was condemned overnight by a UN Human Rights Committee for its human rights record on a range of issues including refugees, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ rights, youth justice and democratic freedoms. Australia was condemned overnight by a UN Human Rights Committee for its human rights record on a range of issues including refugees, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ rights, youth justice and democratic freedoms. The UN Committee honed in on Australia’s cruelty to refugees as the crisis on Manus Island continues to escalate. The Committee urged the Government to evacuate every man currently held on Manus and bring them to safety in Australia.

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PNG Police chief warns of dangers to refugees on Manus, pleads with locals for calm

PNG Police chief warns of dangers to refugees on Manus, pleads with locals for calm

Overnight PNG police issued an ominous media statement warning that the safety of refugees on Manus is “not to be taken for granted given the tension that is now being expressed by the locals on Manus Island.” Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull can't just sit back and wait for further bloodshed. Every single man on Manus must be immediately evacuated to safety in Australia.

Photo credit: Matthew Abbott

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