Asylum seekers on Manus Island commence class action

A class action is commencing this week for 1905 asylum seekers who are seeking compensation for physical and psychological injuries they suffered in detention on Manus Island. The group members are also seeking additional damages for false imprisonment after the PNG Supreme Court ruled the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional.

The case, due to begin in the Victorian Supreme Court this week, is expected to be the largest trial concerning immigration detention in Australia.

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