Amnesty responds to Manus Report

Amnesty has responded to the release by the Australian Government of the report into the February violence on Manus Island. “While we welcome that the report into the violence has been made public, the obvious failure of both governments to share responsibility for the violence is appalling”, said Graeme McGregor, Amnesty International spokesperson.

“It’s misleading to label it as a ‘riot’. Testimony received by Amnesty International, as well as that presented in this very report, details that after some days of non-violent protests, detainees were violently attacked by those employed by the government to protect them.

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