23 Oct 2019

Catholic Church calls out Australian cruelty at Bomana

From , 6:04 am on 23 October 2019

The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea says it believes Australia is using cruel conditions to coerce Manus Island asylum seekers into repatriation.

Forty-seven men not given refugee status have been held at the Australian-built Bomana Immigration Detention Centre in Port Moresby since September.

Twenty four other asylum seekers were separated from refugees in Port Moresby yesterday.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge spoke to the general secretary of the Catholics Bishops Conference of PNG, Father Giorgio Licini, who says he hopes the 24 do not end up in Bomana.

Giorgio Licini.

Giorgio Licini. Photo: Facebook / Giorgio Licini