Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by refugees for the island's authorities to restore power, food and water to an Australian-run immigration center where they are currently being held. Nearly 600 men have remained in the Manus Island facility in the past week, despite Papua New Guinean officials permanently closing the center on October 31.
Both Australia and Papua New Guinea have since urged the men to move to three transit centers in the town of Lorengau on the eastern end of Manus Island. But the men have refused to relocate due to fears that local residents may attack them. They have been facing limited access to food and drinking water and some men reportedly need medical attention.
Read Full Article