For the 204th man on Manus Island

Dear Prime Minister,

Last night I attended "Words From and For", a gathering to remember the third anniversary of the death of Reza Barati, held in Fremantle.

Reza Barati, a 23 year old Kurdish asylum seeker from Iran, murdered whilst detained in the Australian Immigration Detention Centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Reza Barati, a 23 year old Kurdish asylum seeker from Iran, murdered whilst detained in the Australian Immigration Detention Centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

During the evening we heard words from friends and family members of Reza Barati, and of some of the other refugees who have been killed by Australia's immigration regime including Leo Seemanpillai, Hamid Kehazaei, Mohammad Nasim Najafi, Khodayar Amini, Omid Masoumali and Faysal Ishak Ahmed. The last speaker of the evening was Wàlíd Zâzâì, whose voice we heard speaking directly from Manus Island. During his speech he asked

Are our lives not worth saving?
To the Australian government: Why have you not obeyed international law?

What are your answers to these questions, Mr Turnbull?