Amnesty International calls for Boochani’s immediate release as Australia’s media union describes arrest as ‘an egregious attack on press freedom’

• PNG police move into detention centre and tell refugees to leave

Papua New Guinea’s paramilitary police officers have arrested refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani during a raid on the Manus Island detention centre.

On Thursday morning PNG police, the paramilitary Mobile Squad and immigration officers entered the centre to force out the remaining hundreds of refugees who for more than three weeks have camped in deteriorating conditions.

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