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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16 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.

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    • Beau Mitchell Says:

      It is not a military run operation although its no coincidence that the vast majority of the workers, including myself were ex military and like myself ex special forces. unfortunately you can mistreat people like this when its off shore like this. There have been 2 companies that worked in Manus G4S and Wilson Security, I worked for both. This ABC story was the 2nd story I actually spoke to 10 Eyewitness news first. There was a media injunction slapped on me within 48 hours of speaking to 10 and in that 48 hours I spoke to ABC with the above report. No we do not have freedom of speech in Australia, you have watched to many American TV shows if you think this. in the event this message gets traced back to me I face up to 15 years in a federal prison for the crime of empathy. On Manus the Security company Wilson is the Judge, Jury and Executioner when it comes to discipline of the refugees located there. In the event a refugee does something wrong there is a make shift prison made from shipping containers, there is no trial or interaction with the local police, Wilson management makes the decision on the punishment one particular incident I recall a refugee lost his temper and started trying to hit people with a lump of wood (did not actually hit anyone) his punishment was a week in the Chauka (name of secret prison) where he was beaten each night (6 times in total) until unconscious during this time period, I was given the task of guarding the prison, I was posted at the main gate, and did not go in the Chauka. The smell was terrible of human feces and urine but being that I was on the outside I did not know why. I eventually saw


  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.

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  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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