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Calls for investigation into Manus Island's 'secret' detention compound

Calls for investigation into Manus Island's 'secret' detention compound

Updated 4 September 2014, 16:32 AEST

The Australian Government is facing further criticism of its treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island.

Humanitarian Research Partners has obtained leaked reports confirming detainees have been sent to the compound, and say there is no reason for it to be so far from the rest of the facility.

The organisation also says it's alarmed about accounts of self-harm among detainees, which are detailed in the leaked reports.

But the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has denied the allegations,

a spokesman saying in a statement that "the Government rejects claims that the transferees were subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment as alleged".

Presenter: Sarah Sedghi

Speaker: Benjamin Pynt, Humanitarian Research Partners

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