Letters to Tyranny #50

Dear Prime Minister,

What is your response to the call by Chitralekha Massey, the Pacific representative of the United Nations human rights office, to show "political courage" and end the "unsustainable ... unnecessary detention of asylum seekers on Nauru"?

The 50th asylum seeker is Mamud, a stateless refugee from Burma, only 20 years of age. He was a boy when he was locked up on Manus Island. His detention is arbitrary and inhumane: "a violation" as Chitralekha Massey said. Close the camps and bring the detainees to Australia.

Yours faithfully

Ruth Halbert