October 18, 2012
Team HAS has received the following open letter from Asylum Seekers currently being detained in Nauru under the new Offshore Processing aka 2.0. Although they don’t speak the language but their language of vulnerability, desperation and emotion speaks to us. With some minor editing we have tried to publish this letter in its original form.
In the name of God
Oppressed and helpless refugees (Nauru Island)
To : all FREE and Liberated Human Beings
The statements of all the refugees from the camp (Purgatory) Nauru to people all over the world
We are living in bad conditions that are not just any man can not live in it,these condition are not suitable for animals.
First and foremost, Take us to Australian soil. (Under Refugee Convention, Australia is obliged to assess those who seek asylum here on Australian soil)
Second, we wanted to start the immigration process by the Australian Government Department of Immigration as we told by DIAC (where we are, with the passing of the great dangers that we had taken refuge)
The third is called closing the Nauru camp (because no one would be able to survive in these inhumane conditions).