A student protest in Port Moresby has left dozens wounded, and reports are that several have been killed. According to witnesses, police fired into the crowd of students, who have been demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.
The camp closed on October 31 after the court had found it unconstitutional. But the 600 refugees have refused to move due to fears that locals may attack them.
Papua New Guinea police have moved in on the shuttered Australian-run Manus detention camp in an attempt to force hundreds of asylum seekers occupying it to leave. The camp long symbolized Canberra's strict asylum laws.
A first group of refugees from Australian-run Pacific camps are being flown to the United States from Papua New Guinea. For years, rights groups have condemned Canberra’s detention camp practices.
Polling in Papua New Guinea has been disrupted amid violence and reports of ballot fraud, with opposition candidates accusing the government of doctoring the electoral roll. The two-week long vote began on June 24.
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