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‘We Will Line Up, So You Can Shoot Us’

Posted on: Fri 28 Jul 2017

Wednesday, police and staff have told 100 refugees living in the Foxtrot compound on Manus Island to evacuate their accommodation or face arrest.

“The Australian Government has seen more people dying there than being resettled into Australia”

Manus Island is set to close in November. Conditions have been growing worse since the announcement to close.

850 men who have spent more than 4 years being kept in conditions that have been described as torture, cruel, degrading” explains Kon Karapanagiotidis

Have the Australian government poorly handled the closing of Manus Island and the lives of refugees?

Jennie Lenman and Ian Newton speak with Kon Karapanagiotidis, CEO and Founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Produced by Riley Galloway

Image Sourced: Wikimedia Commons

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