For the 176th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

On 11 January 2017 The Guardian reported on the mistreatment and abandonment by Australia of an Iranian refugee, Hamed, who suffers from serious mental illness and is a danger to himself and those around him. He has been imprisoned several times and has not had any psychiatric treatment despite DIBP's claims that all refugees receive appropriate healthcare.

Excerpt from letter written to me by an employee of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The full letter is here.

Excerpt from letter written to me by an employee of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The full letter is here.

Australia has abandoned its responsibilities to the refugees on Manus Island and is trying, by neglect, to force Papua New Guinea to take them over. Australia's actions cause increased tension and hostility among the local Manus Islanders who are also victims of the situation.

What concrete steps will you immediately take to end these human rights abuses done in our name?