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Two Men Have Been Arrested And Charged With The Murder Of Asylum Seeker Reza Berati

He was killed 183 days ago.

A short time ago, ABC Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Cochrane tweeted that “major developments” had just transpired in the investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati on Manus Island in February:

Cochrane then revealed that Papua New Guinea police have arrested and charged two men with Berati’s murder, and that both suspects previously worked for G4S, the private security company contracted by the Australian government with providing security at the Manus Island detention centre:

Berati was murdered during the course of an attack on the Manus Island camp by locals, riot police and G4S staff after a riot inside the camp. Shortly after Berati’s death, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison came under fire for providing information about the riots to the public that was later proven false, including the false claim that most of the violence took place outside the camp’s boundaries.

It has been 183 days since Berati’s murder.

Feature image via SBS/Twitter.