On holiday with a group of friends after having rowed to a small island off Manus Island.
On holiday with a group of friends after having rowed to a small island off Manus Island.

Manus Island asylum seekers post beach holiday selfies

ACTIVIST asylum seekers on Manus Island claiming their life is hell have taken holidays at an idyllic island and posed for tourist photos akin to a boisterous buck's weekend.

And in an embarrassing blow to left-leaning protest group GetUp!, the face of its new campaign to bring asylum seekers to Australia is one of the wayfarers.

Exclusively obtained by The Courier-Mail, "Ben" poses in a number of photos with his iphone headphones and jewellery, wrestling with his mates and sipping coconut milk from straws.

Ben's real name is Behnam Moghimi Kivaj. He is from Iran and has formed a close-knit group of friends, including Nouhad Al Aboudi from Iraq, Zubio Kham Orakzai from Pakiston and Walid Zazai, who all tried to get to Australia by boat and have been detained in PNG for up to four years.

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