Weekly media wrap - 9 August 2016

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International released a report detailing the conditions in Australia’s offshore immigration detention centre on Nauru. Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International, called the situation 'cruel in the extreme'.

On Thursday, Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ordered the PNG and Australian Governments to present a resettlement plan for the 900 asylum seekers on Manus Island. The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection responded by stating that the Australian government ‘is not a party to the proceedings’.

A medical transfer flight to Port Moresby for a refugee on Nauru with a growing lump in her breast was cancelled. She was due to undergo a biopsy. No reason was given for the flight cancellation.

The embassy of Pakistan in Australia agreed to repatriate the body of Kamil Hussain, the asylum seeker who drowned at a swimming area on Manus Island. Papua New Guinea’s government had previously maintained that Hussain’s body would be buried on Manus, but relented in a meeting on Friday.