Beating of Reza Barati on Manus Island ended with a rock dropped on his head: review | The Australian

A PAPUA New Guinean man employed by the Salvation Army led the “brutal beating’’ that killed Iranian asylum-seeker Reza Barati during the riots on PNG’s Manus Island, an independent review has been told.

Mr Barati, 23, died after being struck and kicked by detention centre officers before a rock was dropped on his head, the review heard.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison today released the independent review of the February riots at the Papua New Guinea Centre, during which at least 69 people were injured.

Mr Morrison said the review by former public servant Robert Cornall attempted to reveal what happened during a “terrible few days’’ at the asylum-seeker processing facility.

via Beating of Reza Barati on Manus Island ended with a rock dropped on his head: review | The Australian.

via Beating of Reza Barati on Manus Island ended with a rock dropped on his head: review | The Australian.

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