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Another Refugee Dies on Manus Island

Salim Kyawning, a 52 year-old Rohingyan refugee has died on Manus Island. Reports indicate that the refugee was killed after he jumped from a moving bus and was struck by the wheels of the bus, around 11am , very near to West Haus Refugee Compound. Most refugees on Manus believe that the man’s death was suicide. The Rohingyan refugee had suffered for a long time with a medical problem, for which had previously been medivacced to Australia for treatment. “This refugee’s death is one more reason to evacuate Manus Island and bring all refugees and asylum seekers to Australia,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition “He should never have been on Manus Island. He should n

Former Official Interpreter to Australian Army denied Refugee Status by Australia

Afghanistan veteran Jason Scanes has left his young family and taken leave from his job to stage a protest outside Peter Dutton’s Brisbane electorate office in an effort to save the life of his former interpreter. See Jason's Facebook Page : "Forsaken Fighters". The former Army Captain from Maryborough, three hours north of Brisbane, has been pleading with the Minister for Home Affairs for an interview to press his case to save the life of his former interpreter by bringing him to Australia. Jason says “Hassan” saved his life and that of other Australians in field operations in Afghanistan. “Hassan” was always told Australia would protect him but he and his family have been abandoned, left

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