Saturday, May 14, 2005

Our cruelty to detainees must stop – a black Friday story

Dyson in The Age

Writing in The Age, Arnold Zable tells the story of Iranian asylum seeker Ardeshir Gholipour and explains why it's time to end the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and give an amnesty to all detainees.

Ardeshir stepped out of Baxter detention centre last Friday week after five years of incarceration. His first thoughts were of how so many years of life could have been taken away from him and his fellow detainees.

"The evidence is overwhelming. Indefinite detention creates a progressive deterioration in mental and physical health."

Read the full article.

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