14 May 2015

Nauru refugees on way to Cambodia - report

3:19 pm on 14 May 2015

Australian media is reporting that four refugees from Nauru have been secretly transfered to Darwin after accepting offers to be resettled in Cambodia.

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However, Cambodian officials, who have insisited on vetting refugees before approving their arrival, say they have not been told about the move.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports a source as saying the four refugees will be flown to Cambodia within two weeks.

The four people - an Iranian couple, an Iranian man and a Rohingyan man - are the only refugees on Nauru to have agreed to resettle in Cambodia under a controversial $30 million deal between Canberra and Phnom Penh.

The newspaper reports a spokesperson for Australia's immigration minister, Peter Dutton, as saying arrangements were ongoing and that there won't be any further comment.

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