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This is my eighth Christmas locked up in immigration detention. Next year I hope to celebrate as a free man

I am writing to make people aware of the difficult situation refugees have to endure

December 2017

An article posted on Facebook occupied my thoughts for days.

  • Mardin Arvin
  • The Guardian

It was about the Manus Island detention centre for refugees and the horrific conditions there.

I was exiled to that prison in August 2013.

The comments underneath were full of hate towards refugees.

Do the people writing this know that this place was a torture camp?

Have those people ever asked themselves why refugees leave their families and flee their homelands?

This article inspired me to start writing.

I did not…

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