The Australian: W Papuan asylum-seekers ‘dumped in Port Moresby to disappear’

WEST Papuan independence activists who fled across the Torres Strait to Australia have been “dumped” in the Papua New Guinean capital, Port Moresby, in an apparent bid to sidestep a diplomatic row with Indonesia.

The seven asylum-seekers, who reached the Queensland island of Boigu on Tuesday, were flown to Port Moresby by Australian authorities overnight on Thursday and remained without guard last night at a hotel near the city’s airport.

They told The Weekend Australian yesterday of their flight from West Papua, describing how they waded through waist-deep sea waters at low tide to bypass an Indonesian border post.

 

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