Featured Comic: I Welcome Refugees (Amnesty International)
“We don’t have our own transport so we have to walk everywhere. I can barely go outside on my own. Once a guy gave me a ride on his motorbike. He tried to take me to the “jungle” [forest] – I jumped off and hurt myself. I got a job in a shop, but other employees started touching my body so I left. Another time a guy offered me a “government job” in exchange for “staying with him” [in exchange for sex]. Is it a crime to seek asylum? Maybe it’s “illegal” to come by boat, but do we deserve to be confined here for three years for this?”
After Mahta (not her real name) fled to Australia from Iran with her husband and her two children because of religious persecution, they were sent to a remote pacific island, Nauru, for “processing”.
© Asia Alfasi/PositiveNegatives/Amnesty International