Manus refugees launch new legal bid for freedom

From , 5:05 am on 6 March 2019

Refugees detained on Manus Island are launching a fresh bid for freedom through Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court.

Their lawyer has reactivated an application for their release and issuance with travel documents to depart the country.

The court ruled in 2016 that the refugees' detention was unconstitutional but three years later they're still unable to leave the island.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge spoke with the lawyer Ben Lomai.

The unmanned gate at West Haus.

The unmanned gate at West Haus. Photo: Shaminda Kanapathi