TWO men found guilty of murdering Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati during a riot at the Manus Island detention centre have been sentenced to 10 years’ jail, with five of those years suspended.
PNG’s National Court found Joshua Kaluvia and Louie Efi murdered 23-year-old Mr Barati during a riot at the detention centre in February 2014.
With time already served, Joshua Kaluvia and Louie Efi will be released from prison in just over three years, the ABC reports.
The court heard Kaluvia hit Mr Barati in the head repeatedly with a piece of wood with a nail in the end of it, before Efi dropped a large rock on Mr Barati’s head.
Sentencing trial judge Nicholas Kirriwom said the pair got a lower sentence because there were other people involved in the killing who had not been charged, the ABC reports.