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Power shut off to final Manus compounds as 600 men refuse to leave

Detainees say they fear for their lives in the Papua New Guinean community as Julie Bishop defends Australia’s ‘tough’ stance

The Manus Island detention centre has officially closed but more than 600 men are still refusing to leave, saying they fear for their lives in the Papua New Guinean community.

Electricity was shut off to the final compounds on Wednesday morning, more than 12 hours after the scheduled 5pm shut down, and the generator was removed.

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