Peaceful protest on Manus day 87

Dear Prime Minister,

'We've already decided to die in this detention and we'll suffer in here.
We won't accept another torture in East Lorengau.
Our goal: Freedom and Safe Country
PNG is not safe. We don't need another detention centre, we need our freedom.'

These are some of the banners held today by the men detained on Manus, during their 87th day of peaceful protest.

Peaceful protest day 87

Peaceful protest day 87

Back in Australia, today's headlines include:

Stabbed, beaten, and robbed: refugees on Manus to be abandoned in danger - Human Rights Law Centre

Australia/PNG: Refugees Face Unchecked Violence: Keeping People on Manus Island Leaves Hundreds at Risk - Human Rights Watch

Freedom is Relative - Hannah Tischer, Overland

After years in dangerous limbo the men on Manus must be brought to safety - The Guardian

Bring all refugees and asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru to freedom and safety now.