Burnside: More letters returned from Manus

More letters returned from Manus Island – Julian Burnside – 29 July 2015

150731 Returned-letters

This is a photo of about 300 letters posted to detainees on Manus Island have been returned unopened.

Some of them, no doubt,  were addressed to people who have left Manus and returned to their country of origin.

The objective of the detention system as it operates on Manus is to break the spirit of people held there so they will give up any hope of protection and prefer to  face persecution at home than face persecution at the hands of Australia and its contractors:

  • TRANSFIELD SERVICES
  • WILSON SECURITY
  • IHMS (International Health & Medical Services)

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