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
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