Australians apologise to asylum seekers with photographic campaign

February 25, 2014

AUSTRALIANS have taken apologies into their own hands after the Federal Government’s blunderous approach to incidents involving asylum seekers.

And now a website is offering ordinary Australians the opportunity to say what the government hasn’t following the tragic death of 23-year-old Iranian detainee Reza Berati at Manus Island detention centre last week,

Sorryasylumseekers.com allows Australians to post a picture alongside their apologies… and the trend is quickly spreading across the web.

 

A photo of Reza Berati, who died during riots on Manus Island last week.

A photo of Reza Berati, who died during riots on Manus Island last week. Source: Supplied

 

According to the website’s creator Ryan Sheales, the movement is “based on a philosophy that Australia’s asylum seeker policy debate — while worthy and necessary — should take place on a bedrock of humanity.

“Whatever your views on the Pacific, Malaysia or PNG solutions, surely we can all agree that basic human decency is a worthy objective?”

The website, says Sheales, is about saying sorry for harsh or inhumane treatment, which is entirely avoidable.

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source:Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source:Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source:Supplied

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source:Supplied

 

 

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr

Picture: sorryasylumseekers.com/Tumblr Source: Supplied

Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/australians-apologise-to-asylum-seekers-with-photographic-campaign/story-fnjwmwrh-1226837570585

3 Comments

Filed under Asylum Policy, Human Rights and Refugee Activists, Public Reaction/Perception Towards Asylum Seekers

3 responses to “Australians apologise to asylum seekers with photographic campaign

  1. Mo

    Sorry site gives a distorted picture of how the majority of australian people really feel. Only those agreeing with the sorry are allowed to post. No free discussion permitted,

  2. Judith

    Nonsense. The word “sorry” is enough to tell you that the site is not inviting any invective . If you want to object go onto many of the other ultra right wing sites available. This site is meant to be a place where good people have a forum to show that there is some semblance of humanity left in Australia. Some of us do care deeply.

    • Mo

      I also care deeply, funny how you immediately assume I am right wing because I don’t agree with sorry site. Can’t assume that some one has any particular leanings just because they don’t agree with being sorry. Very strange!

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