Amnesty says NZ should resettle detained refugees

From , 4:05 am on 25 May 2017

Amnesty International says New Zealand should tell Papua New Guinea and Nauru it's willing to resettle some of the asylum seekers Australia has detained offshore.

A group of detainees on Manus Island has asked the New Zealand prime minister for asylum as they say PNG is incapable of resettling them when the detention closes at the end of October.

Amnesty's New Zealand director Grant Bayldon says this country has a responsibility to preserve human rights in the Pacific.

Detention centre guards on Manus Island.

Detention centre guards on Manus Island. Photo: Behrouz Boochani