Asylum seekers staring from behind a fence at the Oscar compound in the Manus detention centre, Papua New Guinea (AAP/Eoin Blackwell) (AAP)Australia’s agreement with Papua New Guinea to run the regional processing centre on Manus Island is legal, even if it is illegal under PNG law, the High Court has ruled. In a unanimous decision, the full bench of the High Court rejected a case to have the transfer and detention of an asylum seeker by Australia to Manus Island declared illegal.
Safety and freedom is all Iranian refugee Loghman Sawari hopes for, but since being resettled in Papua New Guinea from Manus Island, he feels further away from both. One of the first refugees resettled in Papua New Guinea from Manus is destitute, with no support services and suffering from mental and physical illness in the capital Port Moresby. The Catholic Church has taken in young Iranian Loghman Sawari while he is on bail over fake passport charges.
A Papua New Guinea court has thrown out a bid by prime minister Peter O’Neill to strike out a warrant for his arrest on alleged official corruption. The PNG prime minister is wanted for questioning over tens-of-millions of dollars in allegedly corrupt payments related to what is known as the Paraka affair. The National Court ruled Mr O’Neill’s application was an abuse of process and his lawyers are now reportedly seeking leave to appeal in the country’s Supreme Court.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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