Letters to Tyranny #21

Dear Prime Minister

The twenty first asylum seeker on Manus Island is Mr XXX XXX. He was born XX years ago in XXX. His journey probably has many similarities to that of Mr Zaki Haidari whose story is told in the "Dear Australia" video series.

Mr Turnbull, Papua New Guinea cannot resettle the refugees illegally detained on Manus Island. Minister Dutton's alternative, which is to send them back to their country of origin, is irrelevant: a person who has been granted refugee status cannot safely return to their original country. Will you listen to Mr Haidari, 2015 NSW International Student of the Year, who reminds us that "we are all humans" and will you free the refugees from offshore detention and resettle them in Australia?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert