17 Oct 2016

MP calls for UN to end violence on Manus Island

From , 6:00 am on 17 October 2016

The MP for Manus Island in Papua New Guinea says the United Nations must act to end the violence between the community and the refugees marooned there by Australia.

For three years about 900 men have been detained on the island, where a string of violent attacks has followed their release into the community in May.

The MP, Ronny Knight, says the most recent attack on a refugee was prompted by his interaction with a school girl.

Manus MP Ronny Knight

Manus MP Ronny Knight Photo: EMTV