Manus Island receives 25 male asylum seekers

December 30, 2012

Manus Island

An asylum seeker pictured on Manus Island in 2004. Source: Supplied

A GROUP of Afghan and Pakistani males has been transferred to the makeshift detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

The group of 25 single males, including 14 Afghans and 11 Pakistanis, arrived at Manus Island early on Saturday, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship said in a statement.

They were accompanied by Australian Federal Police, immigration staff, interpreters, childrens services and medical staff.

The latest transfer brings the total number of asylum seekers on Manus Island to 155.

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/national/asylumseeker-boat-intercepted-after-engine-trouble-20121230-2c13o.html

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