Refugees on Manus allegedly severely bashed by PNG police released from custody
according to rapporteur report from SBS, link ,Two Iranian refugees allegedly bashed by police on New Year's Eve have been released from custody.
The Refugee Action Coalition says the two men, whose first names are Mehdi and Mohammad, were joining in new year's celebrations when they were confronted by PNG Immigration officials who told them they had no right to be outside the detention centre, and, along with police officers, assaulted them.
The Refugee Action Coalition claims the men were detained for 36 hours and had been denied medical treatment for serious injuries including a broken wrist, jaw and nose.
"The arrest and bashing has highlighted the human rights abuses inflicted on refugees on Manus inside and outside the detention centre," spokesman Ian Rintoul said in a statement on Monday.