Letters to Tyranny #26

Dear Prime Minister,

Australia's atrocity continues to be reported around the world. An editorial in The Irish Times warns the Irish against using cruel conditions as deterrents for asylum seekers and condemns Australia's Pacific Solution as a most abhorrent and extreme example of arbitrary and indefinite detention.

"... it is now time for [Australia], a wealthy country, to recognise its legal and moral obligations to those fleeing ... from oppression, time to bring them to and settle them in safety on the mainland. Time to close the hellish camps of Nauru and Manus."

How soon can you do this for Mr XXX XXX from XXX, the twenty sixth of 854 men trapped on Manus Island?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert