Guardian: Australia ‘neglecting UN obligations’ by deporting West Papuan asylum seekers

Legal experts say by sending the group to PNG the government has ignored its duty to ensure they are safe from persecution.

Experts in refugee law have warned that Australia cannot pass off to Papua New Guinea its responsibility to process the claims of seven West Papuan asylum seekers.

The seven West Papuans told Australian immigration officials when they landed by boat in the Torres Strait last month that they feared for their lives after taking part in a protest against Indonesian human rights abuses in West Papua.

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