When I see the human face behind a political issue, the emotions of apathy, indignation or anger become less. Then empathy (understanding their suffering), sorrow (grieving with them), remorse (that collectively, the humans in my country did this to other humans) – these emotions become stronger. Finally, there is hope – these people have courage, and see a better future. They want to fight injustice, and fight for the rights of those who follow. I hope, at the end of my life, I can say that I partnered with these guys, not the powers that locked them up and stole their childhood.
Refugee looks back on ordeal of seeking asylum and being detained in Nauru
(God, have mercy, do not treat us as our sins deserve.)