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Daniel Webb says horrors are being hidden

AWARD WINNING Australian human rights lawyer Daniel Webb says there has been a “deliberate” ploy on both sides of politics to “numb the public into submission” and hide the horrors of offshore detention from their view.

The Australian funded detention centres in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, and Nauru have made multiple headlines over the past canada goose outlet store new york fortnight as conditions worsen.

canada goose coats on sale Hollywood star Russell Crowe called Manus nation shame and said the cruelty it inflicted on its inhabitants was disgraceful The United Nations slapped Australia down over its policies and urged us to accept canada goose outlet miami New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees. Leaked footage last week exposed the squalid conditions inside the Manus centre. canada goose coats on sale

And in Canada today Mr Webb, of the Human Rights Law Centre, was recognised with the Global canada goose sale uk Pluralism Award for his crusade against the government refugee policies and for preventing more than 300 asylum seekers from being deported to the cheap canada goose islands.

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canada goose uk black friday The Melbourne based lawyer has been to the remote Manus detention centre three times, and he described the horror hidden inside an island paradise. canada goose uk black friday

Asylum seekers and refugees protest at the Manus Island immigration detention centre where about 420 refugees remain and where food, water and medical canada goose outlet official supplies have been cut off for almost two weeks. Picture: AAP Image/Refugee Action CoalitionSource:AAP

was awful.

buy canada goose jacket cheap One image that sticks with him is of the signs littered throughout the centre that urge guards to have their knives on them at all times so they can cut down detainees who had tried to hang themselves. buy canada goose jacket cheap

not talking about conditions that are a bit uncomfortable; we canada goose shop uk talking about a level of suffering and torment that is so severe that it creates a risk of suicide that is so ever present that every single guard for every single minute of every single day has got to have a Hoffman knife on them ready to cut someone down who trying to kill themselves, Mr Webb said. Picture: AFP/GetUpSource:AFP

Canada Goose Parka I walked in that detention centre I met people who would point out the bullet holes and show me their injuries and describe their fears of violence. Canada Goose Parka

the thing that caused them the most anguish was the uncertainty.

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part of a court case I was involved in, one of the refugees described that uncertainty as being like mental torture. It beggars belief that three and a half years later, after all of the violence and all of the suffering and all of the deaths that their torture continues. Picture: AFP/GetUpSource:AFP

More than 400 refugees and asylum seekers have barricaded themselves inside an abandoned detention centre on Manus and are refusing to leave over safety fears. There is no food, water, power or sanitation and Amnesty International reports that as many as 90 of the men there are sick.

canada goose clearance There are about 2000 asylum seekers on Manus and Nauru, canada goose outlet online uk the vast majority of whom have been proven to be legitimate refugees. Reports have trickled out over the past four years of asylum seekers suffering from violence, sexual assaults and self harm as a result of the conditions. canada goose clearance

The Manus Island centre is deep inside a naval base and isn even visible from its heavily guarded front gate.

A message on a door inside the Manus Island detention centre shows how desperate the people inside are feeling.

canada goose store has chosen an old naval base about a 45 minute drive out of town on one of the most remote islands in Papua New Guinea for a reason and that is to keep hidden from view what they know full well would offend Australian people sense of decency and fairness. canada goose store

I got to say, when I walked through that place and I see 1200 terrified and exhausted faces pointing out the bullet holes and describing their fears, the thing that goes through my mind is: only people could see what I am seeing right now, no one would think this OK and that is precisely why the government goes to such extraordinary lengths to keep this stuff hidden from view. Picture: AAP Image/Danny CaseySource:AAP

is nowhere in my country right now where we have lost sight of that basic value more than in the canada goose outlet in new york way we are treating innocent people seeking asylum, Mr Webb said.

offends me to my core that people think it OK to canada goose outlet online store review do this to innocent people. Labor and Coalition governments have stood by offshore detention policies because they have been successful in stopping the flow of boats to Australia border.

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