Letters to Tyranny #9

Dear Prime Minister

The ninth asylum seeker trapped on Manus Island is Mr XXX XXX from XXX. I do not know if Mr XXX knows the man I wrote to you about yesterday, but I am sure that he is aware that he too, like all the asylum seekers, is vulnerable to untreated life-threatening conditions because the medical care for them is 'medieval'. It is so bad that more than one hundred cases are currently being investigated by Doctors for Refugees.

To know about this and do nothing to fix it is unconscionable. What are you doing about it, Mr Turnbull?

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert