Australian Government ignores the horrific plight of gay asylum seekers held at the Manus Island Detention Centre

A report by Ben Doherty and Shane Bazzi Guardian Au confirms that if Manus Island detention centre is hell on earth, for gay asylum seekers it is even worse

 An asylum seeker on Manus Island says he has been raped twice in detention in the past four months, but fears going to the police because he has been told he will be jailed for being homosexual.

Mohammad* has reported the assaults to camp security, but lives in fear of further attacks: months after being raped – on two separate occasions by two different men – the man is still living in the same compound as his alleged attackers.

Other gay asylum seekers in the detention centre say they are regularly sexually harassed and assaulted, and have contemplated suicide if they are forced to live in the PNG community.

 

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