Letters to Tyranny #20

Dear Prime Minister

I am writing to you about the twentieth asylum seeker on Manus Island. He is Mr Behrouz Boochani, a journalist from Iran, who despite having been found to be a refugee has been detained on Manus Island for three years. Mr Boochani is a very brave man. He allows his name to be published even while he is in a vulnerable and insecure position. "We want to know when exactly we will get freedom and where we will go."

Can you work with the Labor opposition and the government of Papua New Guinea to provide Mr Boochani and the men on Manus Island with immediate plans to resettle them in Australia?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert