Letters to Tyranny #6

Dear Prime Minister,

Although I do not know the country of origin of the sixth asylum seeker detained on Manus Island it is possible that Mr XXX XXX is from Afghanistan. On the Religion and Ethics Report (ABC RN) this week, Professor William Maley spoke about the continuing danger to Hazara people in Afghanistan. He also pointed out the necessity of Australia using the most up-to-date and reliable information from informed sources. If the Australian government is currently advising Australian citizens to stay away from Afghanistan because it is unsafe how can it also argue that it is safe for asylum seekers (surely more vulnerable even than travellers) to be returned there?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert