[UPDATE – Behrouz says the meeting was cancelled, immigration is waiting for an important leeter from the minister about him]
BREAKING THE VOICES OF MANUS
Researchers Against Pacific Black Sites announced today the outspoken journalist and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani is again being singled out by PNG Immigration.
Behrouz has written many forensic critiques of life within the concentraion camp, and of Australia’s immigration policies.
Despite having refused to make an application for asylum in PNG because he was forcibly taken there by the Australian government, he received a letter on April 18 staying he has been found to be a refugee.
Behrouz did not accept this finding and staged a tree top protest refusing to be moved into the compound with other positive refugees.
“I have never accepted their positive result. I want to show to all people that their process is fake. Where would you find an asylum seeker who would rather be in a ‘negative’ prison than be found to be a refugee? Only in Manus.”
Behrouz was later arrested and moved into Oscar compound with other ‘positive’ refugees.
He continues to write about the conditions in the camp and the mood of detainees, his words are especially after PNG’s Supreme Court ruled the Manus camp is illegal and must close.
This is set detainees on a roller coaster of emotions, happy about the ruling, but then despondent as they hear politicians making announcements which bear no sign of ending the cruelty they have endured.
Today his was told he will have a meeting at 4pm with PNG Immigration who, with orders from Australia, will discuss a third country settlement option.
Researchers Against Pacific Island Black Sites say,
Behrouz is being singled out so to shut him up and in order to BREAK THE VOICES OF MANUS.