Australia’s treatment of refugees on Manus Island .

5724960-3x2-940x627Manus Island detention centre

Whistleblower describes ‘filthy’ conditions inside detention centre

By Andrew Greene and Benjamin Sveen

“A former detention centre guard says he is not surprised an asylum seeker has died from an infection he caught at Manus Island because he witnessed filthy living conditions inside the facility.

Hamid Kehazaei cut his foot at the detention centre about three weeks ago, developed septicaemia and was sent to Brisbane’s Mater hospital.

The 24-year-old suffered a heart attack, and was later declared brain dead.

His family in Iran made the harrowing decision to switch off their son’s life support late Friday.

Former Manus Island detention centre employee Beau Mitchell has told the ABC he is not surprised at Mr Kehazaei’s plight after recording evidence of poor hygiene inside.

“There’s no air conditioning, the beds are extremely close together. The living standards are pretty quite filthy,” Mr Mitchell said

“Often they’d be standing on concrete to have a shower that was literally falling apart underneath them, just completely rotting away.”


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14 Responses to “Australia’s treatment of refugees on Manus Island .”

  1. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    Grim. The idea that you cannot get away with treating humans like this nowadays, because the world will know and object, is clearly not true.

    Liked by 1 person

    • gerard oosterman Says:

      The problem is that this government has put a clamp on information because any issue with asylum seekers arriving by boats is now handled by the Australian Defence Force. It comes under ‘Border Protection.’ It is only now emerging through whistle blowers who are telling the odious practises going on at the detention camps.


  2. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Keep up the info campaign. Sometimes shining a light into dark places changes the way things are done. –Curt

    Liked by 1 person

    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, slowly the information is getting out and many legal actions are under way. Included a class action on behalf of refugees taken on by Human Rights lawyers. Crimes against humanity are being committed and taking place by the Australian Government.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. mrsmrs Says:

    Further obscenity: I saw it last night, too. I have given up on posting about it because it makes me so angry I can scarcely get the process right.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. janhawkinsau Says:

    That Aus sends our ‘people crossing the border illegally’ to third world countries to be processed is hideous and should be considered immoral as it is. It is a disgrace and our greatest shame! I couldn’t agree more with you. The only upside is that they process more legal emigrants… but do they?
    In regards to the pic… the question as a female comes to mind. Do these men expect someone to clean up after them? Give the man a mop and bucket for goodness sake! Perhaps they are too careless or indifferent to their environment, or too dependent on others to keep an environment decent. Who put the holes in the wall?
    A complex issue it is… but they shouldnt be where they are anyway. That is most certainly true.


  5. stuartbramhall Says:

    As a member of the child and adolescent faculty of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, I was part of a formal complaint to the Australian government about the treatment of child refugees in detention. It violates the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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  6. ThePoliticalVagina Says:

    The psychopaths have taken over the ward.

    I live in hope that we’ll soon restore order and haul their slimy arses off to prison and hopefully one as degraded and filthy as Manus Island.


  7. ThePoliticalVagina Says:

    Wow! How’s that for censorship. Gerard, I just clicked on that link you provided on your last comment post regarding Maurice Blackburn class action. A pop up arrived asking me to choose what state I’m in. (I could see the info on the page but it had greyed out whilst the pop up was there). After I chose NSW it came up as error 404 page not found. We are not allowed to see the information regarding the class action. Seriously creepy stuff going on. I hate this government so much and I’m not a ‘hate’ sayer.


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