Recent and recurring violence on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

Many of the asylum seekers on Manus Island do not leave the detention centre, despite its crowded, unhygienic conditions, inadequate food and unrelenting monotony. Why? Because they are targets for violent attacks. Behrouz Boochani reports two recent incidents:

While an Iranian refugee was walking in Lorengau town he was threatened by two men. The men put a knife to his body and asked for money and his belongings.
[An Afghani man] was approached by men in Lorengau town who also threatened him with a knife. He told me ‘I was walking in the street close to the ocean when three young men put a knife to my back and asked for money.’ The refugee claims that they took one hundred Kina and his phone.

As the refugees and the Papua New Guineans have repeatedly said, settlement in Papua New Guinea is not an option. It is not safe. Bring the men detained on Manus Island, and the men, women and children on Nauru to Australia. Now.