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Aziz spread his wings and escaped Manus Island: he wants more to follow

Geneva: A week ago Abdul Aziz Muhamat allowed himself a couple of hours off. He grabbed some takeaway and climbed up a hill overlooking his new home, Geneva, and spread his arms wide.

  • Nick Miller
  • The Age

“That was the moment,” he says. “I’ve been working tirelessly, non-stop for six years, and I feel like I’m burning inside out, and let me just take two hours of my time just to enjoy the meaning of freedom.

“So I went to the top of that hill. And I felt deep inside my heart the real meaning of freedom. Being free is not only about people opening the doors for you and you walk away. You need to be free…

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