Detainees to get PNG legal advice

WHILE lawyers for Opposition Leader Belden Namah failed to win a court injunction to stop Australia from sending more of its asylum seekers to Manus Island, they were granted the right to offer legal advice to the detainees.
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The real test for the re-opened Manus Island detention centre may occur next week. Namah's legal team is arguing that the detention of Australia's asylum seekers on the island is a breach of the liberties granted by Papua New Guinea's constitution.

According to The National, this matter is expected to be heard on February 20.

Justice David Cannings reportedly feared that granting the injunction would cause significant inconvenience and prejudice to the PNG government defendants.

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