Refugees break out of Australia off-shore camp after riot

35 refugees escaped from the Manus Island camp before being relocated.

Refugees break out of Australia off-shore camp after riot

World Bulletin / News Desk

35 asylum seekers broke out of an Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea on Sunday before being quickly relocated and arrested.

The incident happened on Manus Island, which hosts one of Australia's off-shore camps. The condition of the camp along with those on the island of Nauru have previously been criticized by the UN and human rights groups.

The group escaped after detainees knocked down fences, smashed glass panels and broke bunk beds.

Some asylum seekers and rights activists have claimed that the off-shore camps are being used to permanently detain refugees and that they are being left in limbo by the Australian authorities. 

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