Refugee letter from Nauru

As we hear today that the UN Rapporteur on Arbitrary detention has been un-invited from visiting Nauru, we are not surprised. Why would Australia and Nauru want witnesses reporting on the persecution of people in the Nauru camps.

A letter detailing what they do not want seen is here.

Hi Australia,
Me and my husband arrived to Christmas island in Sep2013,
After two weeks staying in AQUA detention in christmas island they transfer us to Nauru.
Most of officers in Nauru were military in Afghanestan and Iraq and they are so aggressive and treat us like their enemy and most of them havn’t stable mental condition.

Here is so hot and most of times , it’s above 45 degree and we are staying in plastic tents and tents floors are covered by wood and lots of harmful insects are inside them.

Due to shape of floors, our tents are full of water when it rains and every where get totally wet. Our only cooling equipment in this hot weather is a fan which is not enough.

The children , pregnant woman, aged and sick people are living in same above conditions.
Public toilets aren’t enough and they are very dirty and most of times we don’t have water to wash our hands.
We can have a razer or gillette one in a week or one in two weeks.
Taste of food is discusting. We eat only to stay alive. I lost 8 kilos.
The only entertainment is a gym in a tent which is opened recently without any air-condition which is totally useless in this high heat.

We have to take shower within three minutes per day which is not enough to wash our hair and it is so stressful for adults and children.
We have access to internet one hour per week and internet station is 25min far by bus.
We can use phone only 10 minutes in a week.

Most of children in detention effected by a virus named school sore in whole of their body.

Children don’t have access to school and proper education from nine months ago.

All husband and wives forced to stay with singles and children in same tent.

We are suffering a lot in here.
They are persecuting us to force us return to our country , but our life is in danger in our homeland.
In Nauru , Australian government killing us slowly.
There isn’t any proper medicare in here and we have to stay in a longe line for one hour to get our essential medication.
There is only one fired and burnt hospital in Nauru which is horrible and dirty and in case of emergency they took us there.

We don’t know what is going to happen to us . Our future is dark . We are breaking in detention and our children’s mental health is in danger.
Nobody care about us not Red Cross, not Human Rights Commission .
When we came to Australia as asylum seeker we thought Australia signed Refugee Convention and could be safe place for us and will protect us.
If we knew we will be stuck and depressed in detention we never choose Australia. Please help us our hands are close and cann’t return home. Every hour in here is persecution.

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