Asy­lum seek­ers riot at de­ten­tion camp

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Asy­lum seek­ers held at a Pa­pua New Guinea de­ten­tion cen­ter briefly took con­trol of two com­pounds and ex­pelled guards fol­low­ing the death of a refugee who fell ill at the cen­ter, Pa­pua New Guinea po­lice said on Sun­day. Se­nior Sergeant Thomas Lelepo, from Loren­gau Po­lice Sta­tion on Manus Is­land, said guards at the Manus Is­land re­gional pro­cess­ing cen­ter were ex­pelled by res­i­dents last night. “There was a sit­u­a­tion there ... over the death of a res­i­dent,” he said, adding that or­der had been re­stored.

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