For the 175th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

In Roger Cohen's New York Times column of 30 December 2016 he writes

The conservative Australian government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull argues that its policy has “stopped the boats” at a time when more refugees are on the move across the world than at any time since 1945. The argument’s flaw is its inhumanity. Despite being a signatory of all major international human rights treaties, Australia has instituted an indefensible policy of cruelty as deterrence.

Roger Cohen has been to Manus island and reports from first hand experience.

Australia's offshore detention regime is indefensible. Close the camps and bring them here.