WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Papua New Guinea and Australia say they have agreed to close a detention center on Manus Island but have offered no details on when it will happen or on the fate of the 850 men being held there.
Australia's policy of sending migrants who try to reach its shores by boat to island detention centers has long drawn criticism from human rights groups. In April, Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled that the Australian-run detention center on Manus Island was unconstitutional.
15:16 Randy Travis, Jennifer Nettles to perform at the CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville13
05:10 Australia must be mindful of Thailand circumstances19
09:13 Four die after ride malfunctions at Australian theme park15
20:28 With Europe-Canada Deal Near Collapse, Globalization’s Latest Chapter Is History10