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Former Rebel Leader Is Elected President of Bougainville
Ishmael Toroama is expected to lead talks in the South Pacific autonomous region’s effort to seek independence from Papua New Guinea.
‘White Australia’ Policy Lives On in Immigrant Detention
The government’s abuse of refugees in offshore facilities on Nauru and Papua New Guinea has its roots in the country’s racist, colonial history.
The Men Australia Detained in a Secretive Detention Camp
While profiling Behrouz Boochani, the story of the detention where he and others were held was underpinned by a sinister and sorrowful mood that ran through every person I interviewed.
Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free
He fled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He exposed Australia’s offshore detention camps — from the inside. He survived, stateless, for seven years. What’s next?
Refugee and Author Long Detained by Australia Gets Asylum in New Zealand
Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian exile, said the news showed the vast differences between the two neighboring countries on human rights.
Australia Revokes Medical Evacuations for Offshore Detainees
The government called the policy, enacted just 10 months ago, a “back door” to let refugees into the country. Human rights advocates denounced the repeal as shameful.
Refugee and Author Detained by Australia Is Given Visa to Travel
Behrouz Boochani, who was held for years as part of Australia’s offshore immigration detention program, arrived in New Zealand for a literary festival.
Indonesia Sends Police to Restive Region After Racial Slurs Ignite Protests
Demonstrations erupted in distant Indonesian Papua after a video circulated showing Papuan students on Java being insulted as the police surrounded their dormitory.
Papua New Guinea Massacre Kills Pregnant Women and Children, Police Say
At least 20 people were killed in an ambush and retaliatory massacre among rival communities.
Peter O’Neill Resigns as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Mr. O’Neill’s departure after almost eight years in power comes at a sensitive moment, with China and the West fighting for influence across the region.
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