Australians apologise to asylum seekers with photographic campaign

Hazara Asylum Seekers

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…

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