Shocking moment a Manus Island refugee collapses in a police station after being bashed with an iron bar
As usual, you are not given any context below. The context is that the refugees on Manus are Muslims and treat non-Muslims with the usual contempt. Australians generally ignore that but slight one of the Melanesians who live on Nauru and you are likely to get thumped. Melanesisans are a notably warlike and aggressive people and they now know what the Afghans think of them.
And let us not forget that all the "refugees" are there of their own accord. There is a standard offer open to them of an airfare back to their own country if they want to go. Only problem: They would have to work if they went back to Afghanistan. Getting free food and lodging on a pleasant tropical island is much more relaxing. The natives are pesky but not nearly as pesky as their fellow-religionists
Two refugees on Manus Island who were attacked by locals wielding an iron bar have been pictured with deep gashes and blood dripping down their arms.
The Afghan refugees were set upon by several men as they walked from the beach to the bus stop in the main city of Lorengau on Wednesday around 5pm.
The refugees, who were verbally abused, robbed and beaten, were taken to a local police station and CPR was performed on one of the men after he collapsed on the station floor.
'They were surrounded by a group of seven locals who shouted abuse at them, demanded their clothes and shoes, and beat them up, and the attack ended when another local intervened to save them,' Human Rights Law Centre spokesman Daniel Webb said.
Shocking photos show the men walking to the station bloodied and in shock. One of the men held his arm up to stem the blood gushing down his wrist.
Bystanders helped to carry one of the men out of the police station and to hospital after he passed out from his injuries. Both men were later returned to the detention centre, the Guardian reported.
Police believe there may have been a third refugee with the men as they walked from the beach, but he reportedly ran and hid in bushes during the attack.
'These guys have been on Manus for three years. They have seen their friend beaten to death in front of them,' Mr Webb said.
'One refugee has been shot. Another has had his throat slashed. They've been bashed by guards. They've been attacked by locals. They are genuinely fearful'.