Challenge launched against Manus Island processing

Challenge launched against Manus Island processing

A legal challenge has been launched against Australia’s asylum seekers processing centre on Manus Island, by Papua New Guinea’s Opposition.

Lawyers for the PNG Opposition leader Belden Namah filed a summons with the National Court on Friday, on the grounds the processing centre is unconstitutional.

Mr Namah says he regrets this action has had to be taken, but says these detainees are being held illegally in PNG and action needed to be taken.

The National Court is yet to set a date to hear the challenge.

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