A lack of adequate healthcare services and the heavily securitised environment have resulted in the deterioration of the mental health of more than 600 men in the country's offshore detention facilities.
The 24-day protest by refugees on Manus Island symbolises solidarity against oppression as they demand the freedom that Australia continues to deny.
Reports have emerged of baton-wielding officials dragging refugees from their rooms towards buses bound for PNG-run transition centres elsewhere on Manus.
The remote camp on Manus Island, one of two offshore centres that holds asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat, was closed a week ago, but 600 men refuse to leave.
The 600 men, who have locked themselves in at the detention camp on Manus island, have little food and no water or electricity.
The Manus detention centre, located on one of the bigger islands of Papua New Guinea, is run by the Australian government. The camp which houses nearly 800 men will close down on Tuesday.
Papua New Guinea says Australia's detention center of asylum-seekers on its Manus Island will be closed after supreme court rule.
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