Aus election result drives Manus Island suicide attempts

From , 3:04 pm on 22 May 2019

Warning: Some people might find the details in this story distressing

There's been a spate of suicide attempts among refugees detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island following the Liberal party's shock victory in the Australian election.

It defeated the opposition Labor party, which had promised to expedite the resettlement of about 900 refugees Australia detains on Manus and Nauru.

The Manus Island refugee Abdul Aziz Muhamat, who this year won an international human rights prize, says the men on Manus are inconsolable.

A refugee protest at the East Lorengau Tranist Centre, 24-11-18.

Detainees on Manus Island Photo: Behrouz Boochani