Another Asylum Seeker Has Died In Offshore Detention On Manus Island

Another refugee detained by Australia on Manus Island has died, police report.

Authorities on the island state the Rohingya man was travelling by bus from refugee accomodation to a town centre shortly after 11am this morning.

The man reportedly jumped from the vehicle.

Journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani said it was not immediately apparent if he intentionally took his own life, referencing his “long history of Epilepsy.”

Police have taken the man’s body to a nearby hospital and are in the process of interviewing other refugees about the incident.

In a statement, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre said “this man should never have been there in the first place.

“This is a catastrophic policy failure which has taken yet another life.”

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has not yet issued a statement on the death.

He is the eighth person to die in Australia’s offshore processing system on Manus Island.

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