246th day of peaceful protest from East Lorengau refugees transit center.


 #Manus SOS



Image: @sunosi3 [5/4/18]



Lomai-Boochani Manus case that doesn't appear to pursue any remedy under international law for freedom and the right to claim asylum returns to the PNG Supreme Court Friday, 6 April 2018.





It appears more deportation cases were heard in the PNG National Court on Friday, 6 April 2018.

These men have been illegally imprisoned by Australia for 5 years, subjected to a sham refugee assessment process, and they don't have any legal representation.





@Aussies4Refugees [4/4/18]: Have the Bangladeshi refugees been deported from PNG after last week's failed court appeal? Why are refugees who tweet news from #Manus playing along with the disappearing of these men? ...



Why did Obama deport 85 Muslim asylum seekers to Bangladesh, India and Nepal with such brutality? [Democracy Now - 8/4/16]



@Aussie4Refugees [7/4/18]:  Is PNG trying to pervert justice for men illegally trafficked and indefinitely imprisoned on #Manus Island by the Labor Party? Unfortunately we'll never know because Greg "adviser to Julian Assange" Barns, has put his latest anti-Dutton screed behind a paywall



South African farmers = LNP distraction


New Zealand "offer" = ALP diversion


This refugee who was trafficked and indefinitely exiled by the Labor Party is AUSTRALIA'S responsibility. The POLICY must END before any one else dies. [RNZI - 29/3/18]:


  "I'm begging New Zealand government to please come to our assistance. There are so many of us, not just me with my heart condition, who are getting ill, in many cases with mental health issues which after five years being detained is not surprising. Every day we are getting sicker and sicker. We cannot continue to live this way."

Mr Rahmati says the court ordered evacuation of a suicidal child from Nauru last week should compel New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to act.   

"A ten-years-old boy who was trying to commit suicide. It's completely unacceptable and we are begging please rescue us. Australian government claiming that they pulled out of Manus since November last year. So I'm begging you if you care about humanity, which I believe you are, just bypass Australia and directly deal with PNG government and rescue us."

The 39-year-old from Iran says the Australian government's recent suggestion it could grant asylum to white South African farmers was a body blow for those it detains offshore.

"Six people have died on Manus, people have died on Nauru. This week we saw on the news about Australian government looking into white African farmers being allowed to immigrate to Australia. This break our hearts. So what about us? What about us?"

Last year a doctor in Port Moresby said Mr Rahmati's heart needed testing not available in PNG.

In February, a cardiologist recommended he be fitted with an implantable loop recorder, a procedure also not available in PNG.

The civil engineer who once managed large construction projects says he is terrified by the thought of being returned to Manus from Port Moresby.   

"If I had another heart attack on Manus I would likely not survive. There is not any facilities on Manus for a heart patient. The medical clinic in Manus is really basic. So every day I'm petrified that I could have another heart attack and die."

Denied refugee status, Mr Rahmati has been given a Positive Deportation Risk Assessment by the PNG government, meaning he can't stay but wont be returned to the dangers he fled.

The asylum seeker says he is now lost in legal limbo and won't be considered for resettlement in the United States.   

"It's so confusing. The letter it says that Australia and PNG are not going to change their policy. Fair enough. When I asked them verbally they said you are not eligible for third country. Then can someone tell me, where am I to go?"



@Aussie4Refugees [7/4/18]:  As Australia's anti-refugee atrocities continue unopposed and unscrutinised, Guardian Australia helps Peter Dutton airbrush his fascism as "principled", and reassert his image as the only person responsible for the Labor Party's "deterrence" policy.  



cheat [verb]:  act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage



@Aussies4Refugees [1/4/18]:  "It is well-known that in the lead up to the [2015] ALP conference, Richard Marles visited refugee rights groups to test support for a turnbacks policy, and trade unions to secure their agreement" ...



@Aussie4Refugees [6/4/18]:  #WikiLeaks joins the dots, so #ReconnectJulian and #FREETHEREFUGEES ! Chris [PROTECT] Bowen, said he would not be issuing any blanket exemptions to people sent offshore because these would be exploited by the people smugglers ...



Australia's refugee concentration camps on Nauru and Manus Island were reopened by the ALP under the watchful guidance of the United States (i.e. Hillary Clinton's State Department) [Buzzfeed - 4/6/16]:


Star Labor candidate Peter Khalil has confirmed he acted as a protected source for the US government, feeding them information about Labor’s asylum seeker policy.

Khalil served as a foreign policy adviser to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd back in 2007 and was also Director of National Security Policy for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq from 2003-04.  ...



4 April 2018