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3Novices:Asylum-seekers win multimillion dollar payout for enduring ‘extremely hostile conditions’ in Manus Island camp

Detainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won AUD$70 million (US$53 million) in compensation on Wednesday after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm.
The settlement, to be shared by 1,905 people held on Manus Island since 2012, averted a public trial against the government and security providers Transfield and G4S.
A class action sought damages for alleged suffering due to harsh conditions in which detainees were held.
It also called for a…
June 14, 2017 at 01:10PM http://ift.tt/2rZNOoo
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