Manus refugee charged with forgery

3:03 pm on 8 November 2018

A Pakistani refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has been arrested and charged with forgery.

Manus Island refugees protest at West Lorengau Haus.

Manus Island refugees at West lorengau transit centre Photo: supplied

Loop PNG reports Naieeb Khan and a local man, employed as a refugee case worker, were arrested after complaints to the PNG Immigration Authority.

It is alleged the men made false travel documents with a counterfeit stamp to allow Mr Khan to travel from Manus to Port Moresby.

He was arrested on 24 October at Momote Airport before he could board a flight to the capital.

Both men were released on bail and were awaiting a court appearance when Mr Khan attempted suicide on 4 November.

He was found by other refugees at the West lorengau transit centre and rushed to Lorengau hospital.

It is reported Mr Khan is in stable condition and a new date will be set for him to appear in court.

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