If you did not know already, this Facebook page is managed by an asylum seeker who is currently detained on Nauru. The page provides some excellent links to blogs, articles and photos of life inside Australia’s detention web. On the page you can also read an asylum seeker published magazine, the PDF version can be accessed by clicking here.
In recent weeks 17 Palestinians and 11 Vietnamese have been transferred to Nauru, to join the Iranians, Iraqis, Sri Lankans, Afghans and Pakistanis who are also detained there. It is no secret and no surprise, that those detained on Nauru despise every minute of their presence there and are unclear about why it is that they are there and not someone else.
Even a visit from Paris Aristotle of the expert panel this year could not clear their confusion or frustration. Indeed it is something none of us can truly understand, why some people from the same boats are living on bridging visas in Australia and others are stuck on Nauru or Manus Island slowly going crazy.
One shining light, albeit faint at this stage, is the possibility of an open centre on Nauru, which have in the past day or two seen some exciting developments.