For the 164th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister

‘We are human being’: a hand written note from a detainee on Manus Island. Photograph: David T Young/Penny Ryan

‘We are human being’: a hand written note from a detainee on Manus Island.

Photograph: David T Young/Penny Ryan

On behalf of the 164th man on Manus island, here is a question for Australia via Penny Ryan's "The Confined Hearts Project":

Why is your government treating us like animals?
— https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2016/dec/07/we-are-still-suffering-detainees-on-manus-and-nauru-speak-in-pictures#img-24

I echo this question. Why did we kill Faysal Ishak Ahmed? And why are the refugees on Manus Island being detained at all?

Bring them here.