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Asylum Belongings: Asylum and Camp

asylum belongings: Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas says police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only camp on Manus Island on Thursday and Friday and took them by bus to alternate accommodations in the nearby town of Lorengau, according to Metro News. Refugee advocates say officials used force and destroyed asylum seekers' belongings to force them to leave. Papua New Guinea authorities say they have relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a decommissioned immigration camp for fear of facing violence elsewhere. Water, power and food supplies ended when the Manus camp officially closed on Oct. 31 based on a court ruling that Australia's policy of housing asylum seekers there was unconstitutional. Papua New Guinea authorities are ratcheting up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. But asylum seekers fear for their safety in Lorengau because of threats from local residents. 3 16 p.m. ( As reported in the news.