Behrouz Boochani
is a Kurdish journalist and writer from Ilam in Iran. He is being held in Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island.

By this author

opinion May 28, 2016

Damned lies, News Corp and Manus Island refugees

“We are the victims of this policy; and for three years, we have been taken as hostages in an official and exiled approach.”

news April 16, 2016

Manus Island’s appalling health care record

Manus Island claims to have a properly equipped hospital, but for detainees requiring more than just a painkiller, the facilities are grossly inadequate.

news February 27, 2016

Life on Manus: island of the damned

“Everyone, in his mind, traces a course of the history of the hellish life on this island, from before the riot in February, a period prisoners call ‘The Great Famine’, to the murder of Reza Barati.”