RNZI: West Papuan asylum seekers fear move near Indonesian border

The seven West Papuan asylum seekers from Indonesia who Australia deported to Papua New Guinea last month have been told they will be moved to the Kiunga refugee camp in PNG’s Western Province.

Australia controversially refused to consider their asylum claims, transferring them instead to PNG under an agreement that refugee advocates say is simply a device to circumvent the Refugee Convention.

But a spokesperson for the West Papuan group, which includes a 10 year old child, Jacob Mandabayan, told Don Wiseman they fear such a move.

Read a transcript of the interview from Radio New Zealand

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