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June 25, 2022
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Kauba: Death Report Investigation Indecisive

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary, will not rely on the Australian Government independent investigation report into the killing of the Iranian asylum seeker at the Manus Island regional processing centre.

Police Chief of Operations, Deputy Commissioner, Simon Kauba, said in a statement that the findings of the investigation by Robert Cornall is indecisive, and will not be used.

 

Mr Kauba also raised serious concerns at the lack of cooperation during investigations by relevant Australian Government agencies, including security firm G4S, and asylum seekers.

 

“In fact the asylum seekers as well as G4S officials and other service providers refused to give their statements to us, and made it known that they preferred to talk only to Australian lawyers,” Deputy Police Commissioner Kauba said.

 

Commissioner Kauba said despite the centre being an Australian Government funded and operated facility, PNG laws will be applied when a crime is committed.

 

The incident also saw 60 asylum seekers seriously injured during the standoff.

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