One branch of Canberra’s notorious offshore detention system has closed.
But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn’t want them.
- Mark Isaacs
ΜANUS ISLAND, Papua New Guinea — When I first entered the Manus Island detention center in early November 2017, I was confronted with an apocalyptic scene.
Toilets overflowed with urine and feces; campfires burned in litter-filled corridors; blood-red graffiti riddled the walls; and zombielike figures lay slumped at odd angles on dirty mattresses and tables.
Australia operated and…