Mellisa Giancarlo You are an innocent child and you do not belong in detention. Please try and stay strong. The world knows you are there and they have condemned the Australian government for locking you up. We will never stop fighting for your freedom. You are not forgotten.
Martin Egglesfield Australia is a signatory to the 1951 United Nations Convention on refugees, but fails to uphold hardly any of them. Children imprisoned (Australia calls it detention) for over 900 days ( nearly 3 years) is just appalling, especially considering the conditions under which they are held.
Monica Redden It’s so stupid when you realise how much these people could be doing to contribute to Australia. Our strength comes from the diversity of our immigrants. Such a stupid waste of human resources that could strengthen our remote and rural communities.
Michele Pollock 904 days in detention and how old is the child in this photo? Be ashamed, be very ashamed “government” of Australia. You say you are Christians, but obviously do not believe in the Bible teaching about the “Good Samaritan”. Evil government, evil, evil…
Val Horne No child should be in prison! Nor should any refugee or asylum seeker. Only those who have committed crimes should be imprisoned – and let’s not remember that many of those who are SENTENCED to gaol (as opposed to the gaols called ‘detention centres), are indigenous. It’s completely screwed up.
Anthea Falkenberg I am “liking” this to thank you for the photo and the information you are sharing in it, Free The Children NAURU. I definitely do not like that you have been 904 days in detention. Love to you, and I hope you very soon have the freedom you deserve 🌼
Annette Erdtsieck Prime Minister Turnbull must respect the important measures moved by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and passed by the Senate today, which will release children from detention in Australia, provide journalists with access to detention facilities and provide important whistle-blower protections.