Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, in Papua New Guinea. File photo: EPA Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, in Papua New Guinea. File photo: EPA
Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, in Papua New Guinea. File photo: EPA

‘No freedom, no peace, no life’: Scale of surveillance in Manus Island detention centre laid bare

Documents reveal how in detention, refugees and asylum seekers are forensically monitored by staff, who report back to central databases on issues such as their appearance, manner and associations

Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia
Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, in Papua New Guinea. File photo: EPA Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, in Papua New Guinea. File photo: EPA
Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, in Papua New Guinea. File photo: EPA
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