Today we are writing to ask every single one of you if you could take just 10 mins of your day and write an email to a few members of parliament.
There are 90 men who were medivaced here for urgent medical attention in 2019 but who are still locked up.
33 are in a hotel in Melbourne and the rest are in detention centres across Australia; Perth Immigration Transfer Accommodation, Melbourne Immigration Transfer Accommodation, Brisbane Immigration Transfer Accommodation, Darwin Detention Centre and Villawood in Sydney. They were on Manus or Nauru for 6 years and have been locked up here for the past 18 months-2 years.
Many have not had the medical treatment they came here for.
15 have been on hunger strike for 7 days and to date 5 of those are in hospital.
THEY NEED TO BE RELEASED NOW.
Jahal is one such person:
SPEECH BY JALAL
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about my problems. Thank you for taking the time to listen to.
I have spent eight years of my life in Australian detention، This is because I fled from my country to save my life and I asked Australia to help and save me,
The Australian Government says your only fault is that you came by boat،
I would like to say that if I could travel to Australia by plane, why did I choose the ocean way.
Why should I put my life in a small boat and the dangerous ocean?
I certainly had no choice, so I had to take this path.
From these eight years, I was living in a tent without fan and air con in Nauru island at 2013 to 2019
For the first and a half year , we only had 3 minutes to take shower in a day.
Many problems occurred that couldn’t be explained in a few minutes.
Women, men, and children harmed themselves . because they were tired of that hell.
More than twenty young people died on the island،
because of difficult conditions Women had abortions in the toilet, The situation was so horrible that everyone was suffering from mental and physical problems.
And I’m the last survivor of them, I’m still alive please feel me a minute.
I want someone to hear my voice and tell me what’s my crime that I should be in detention for eight years.
I need someone to hear my voice and tell me what is my crime that after eight years nobody telling me when I’ll be free.
And how long I have to stay in detention?
Four people are living in a small room in detention now
The mental and physical pressure on us are so huge that I can’t even think for a moment about it, because it will drive me crazy.
We say we are human, and we should love each other. They treated me worse than a wild animal,
Am I not human or are they? Please Someone explain to me.
We need your help, We need your help like human needs oxygen, like children need parents, like plants need soil
Thank you and God bless you.
We are asking that you write to the following members of parliament a short message from yourself expressing how you feel about what is happening to Jahal and the 89 others locked up.
Tell those members of parliament what you want to happen.
Please send to the following:
Your local member:
Justine.Elliot.MP@aph.gov.au for Richmond or Kevin.Hogan.MP@aph.gov.au for Page
Karen Andrews Karen.Andrews.MP@aph.gov.au
Alex Hawke email@example.com
Kristina Keneally firstname.lastname@example.org