Reza Barati 11g - Aftermath


The Aftermath

A poster placed in the Manus Island RPC shows a photo of one of the men who was involved in Reza Barati's murder. He was charged, sentenced and subsequently escaped from jail. It reads 'Attention all MIRPC staff. This person is not to enter the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre. Joshua Kaluvia [photo] CONTROL is to be informed if Mr Joshua KALUVIA is sighted'[imagecaption] Joshua Kaluvia, a former Salvation Army worker, the man Behnam Satah and other witnesses testified against in the killing of Reza Barati, escaped from jail twice. He has remained free since his escape in 2017. This notice was posted in the Manus Island RPC. Witnesses were not formerly notified of his escape. [/imagecaption]


‘At night, I cannot sleep in here. Every single moment I think that someone might kill me. Every time I hear someone pass, I hear footsteps, I am alert, I think someone is coming to do something to me.’

Behnam Satah, friend, former roommate and witness

Behnam Satah was the primary witness to Reza Barati’s murder. Community members and MPs have called for Behnam to be evacuated to Australia because his safety cannot be guaranteed on Manus. His testimony reveals how he has been targeted. He has felt unable to trust camp security to protect him, as Louie Efi, one of the other PNG men eventually convicted for Reza Barati’s murder, was previously employed by G4S. Four years on, none of the Australian expatriates involved in Reza Barati’s murder have been held to account.

‘Our people must see that justice runs both ways…We accept that Louie and Joshua have been found guilty, now they must bring in the others who are also culpable…We now demand that the two expatriates involved and the others identified be immediately arrested and charged for their part.’

Ron Knight, Manus MP



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