Award-winning cartoonist detained on Manus escapes PNG

From , 6:03 am on 20 December 2017

An award-winning cartoonist detained on Manus Island has escaped Papua New Guinea with help from the International Cities of Refuge Network.

Ali Dorani, known as Eaten Fish, fled Iran in 2013 and was detained by Australia on Manus the following year.

He arrived in an unnamed city of refuge on Saturday.

The cartoons of Eaten Fish documented the harsh conditions in the detention centre and were published widely in newspapers, including the Washington Post.

Ben Robinson Drawbridge spoke with Mr Dorani's friend the Guardian cartoonist Andrew Marlton, known as First Dog on the Moon.

Mr Marlton says the work of Eaten Fish on Manus Island reflects the brutality of Australian offshore detention.

Eaten Fish. Self Portrait.

Eaten Fish. Self Portrait. Photo: ICORN