Yet another beating on Manus – January 2019
Extract from Behrouz Boochani’s message on FB:
  • Yesterday (5 Jan 19) a refugee was beaten up by a guard on Manus. 
  • The guards on Manus and Nauru have been beating up innocent refugees in the past six years, over hundred times maybe. 
  • On Manus & Nauru there’s nowhere for us to go when we are mistreated.
  • We are standing outside the law but still subject to it.
  • A human may be able to survive physical torture and prison, but he/she can never get over humiliation.
  • When you beat up a refugee, you are not hurting them physically only, you’re taking their humanity and identity. Humiliation is the ultimate torture.

Remind the politicians of the urgent need
to avoid further harm and suffering for innocent people in detention


  • Step by Step MP Meeting Guide to assist in crafting of your email
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For lists of Federal MPs and Senators
All Australian Federal Politicans – email and phone details – Oct 2018
ALP MPs and Senators – email and phone details – Nov 2018
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Use Your Voice – Stop the Votes

  • Use Your Voice – Stop the Votes – Education Kit –  pdf version
  • Use Your Voice – Stop the Votes – Education Kit – download Word version
    • Sr Jane Keogh and Janet Wilson, members of Canberra RAC, have developed an advocacy kit for use with politicians and community leaders

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