Dear Prime Minister,
Today is the second anniversary of Khodayar Amini's death. The day before he died he sent a message in Dari to his friend, a refugee advocate. The draconian Australian immigration system gave him, a refugee, no place to go. This is a translation of his words:
Australian refugee advocates see, over and over again, asylum seekers and refugees who suffer torture, humiliation and are killed, directly and indirectly, by the Australian state. There have been 29 of these deaths on Australian soil since 2010.
The process is designed to fail. There is no transparency. There is no accountability. Refugees pay a terrible price.
Prime Minister, show leadership for genuine human rights. Not platitudes on the International stage but tangible rights that all citizens, refugees and asylum seekers can experience directly and completely. Let there be no more suffering, no more deaths.