Pakistani refugee arrested in Manus

Naieeb Khan was arrested and charged with two counts of forgery and uttery.

The Pakistan refugee and a local man employed by JDA as a case worker for refugee were arrested last week after complaints were raised by PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority.

They alleged both conspired between October 16 to 24, and made false  travel Documents with counterfeit stamp from  PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority to allow the Refugee Najeeb Khan to travel out from Manus to Port Moresby.

Refugee convicted over sex crimes

On October 26th, 2018, Justice Iova Geita found Muhammad Hussain guilty on two counts of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl at a lodge in Lorengau on March 2, 2017.

This sex case is just one of those reportedly committed by refugees in Manus against under-aged girls.

While many have gone unreported, this is the first conviction against a refugee for sex crimes against children.

Muhammad Hussain, who was arrested for the offense on March 7 last year, and convicted on Thursday last week, is now awaiting sentence of the National Court for his actions.