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Rape and torture inquiries put in jeopardy by island transfers (WA Today)

10 January 20140 comments

Any investigation by Papua New Guinea authorities into alleged rape and torture cases on Manus Island could prove almost impossible because most asylum seekers have already been moved to Australia.

The Immigration Department confirmed 70 asylum seekers were transferred from Manus Island to Australia on Wednesday as the government prepared to put in place its new policy to deter boats.

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