30 May 2017

Lengthy detention for Nepali refugees in FSM

From , 5:01 am on 30 May 2017

A lawyer in the Federated States of Micronesia says she she'll go ahead with legal action to try and set free four Nepali refugees detained in Pohnpei.

The men have not been allowed off the main wharf on the island since they arrived nearly a year ago and are living on a rickety fishing boat.

Before that they were held in a similar situation on Yap awaiting determination of their refugee status.

Ms Jack, a former FSM attorney general, told Sally Round the men been detained long enough.

Nepalese refugees in Micronesia.

Nepalese refugees in Micronesia. Photo: Supplied/ Denise Oen