After witnessing his commanding officer torture civilians, Nasir reported the incident to the authorities in Iran. Instead of acting on the report, they imprisoned and tortured Nasir himself. After his release, Nasir faced continued threats and harassment which intensified after he converted to Christianity, forcing him to flee.
This young, gay Iranian refugee fled blackmailers who threatened to “out” him in Iran only to be held in detention by the Australian government for six years on Manus. He’s university educated in web development, has been teaching computer skills to fellow refugees, and aspires to continue his career in Canada.
A young Tamil man who was forced to flee Sri Lanka after being imprisoned and tortured following accusations that he sympathised with an opposition political party. He has assisted fellow Manus refugees with computer and has become a phenomenal painter, even donating one of his large paintings to a local church.