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As I learn to live in freedom, Australia is still tormenting refugees

It has been more than five months since I began living in New Zealand

After the first month – during which I was traveling to participate in panels and events – I spent my time trying to comprehend freedom.

  • Behrouz Boochani
  • The Age

For someone who has been immersed in a tragedy and humanitarian crisis for years, living in a quiet and calm city like Christchurch represents a profound transformation.


I have been able to contemplate my life on Manus.

Not a day has passed that I have not thought about the refugees in Port Moresby, Nauru or Australia.

My experience on Manus is like an…

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