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Manus Island violence: interpreter claims detainees attacked by locals, ‘There was blood everywhere’ (Yass Tribune)

20 February 20140 comments

Papua New Guinea locals employed by security guards at the Manus Island detention centre attacked asylum seekers with machetes, knives and rocks, an interpreter employed by the Australian Immigration Department has claimed.

Azita Bokan alleges asylum seekers used plastic chairs as shields when they were attacked by locals who entered the centre on Monday night.

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