"They put us through systematic torture for years" Iranian refugee and author @BehrouzBoochani discusses his six years held in detention on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, under Australia's asylum policy
Almost 50 asylum seekers previously detained on Manus Island are now being held in conditions “worse than prison” without access to legal services and adequate health care, human rights groups say
Detained on Manus Island for six years, this refugee has been granted asylum in Switzerland. His human rights work brought global attention to those in detention and he's urging others to maintain hope.
“We've been spending a billion dollars a year on offshore detention. I don't think anybody can see how that money is being spent. It’s certainly not spent on the welfare of the detainees. There’s a sense of hopelessness of the men on Manus Island.” Kerryn Phelps#TheDrum #auspol