Amir's Story

Amir is a 23 year old man who’s always wanted to be a human rights lawyer. "There are so many people you can help on this planet by doing very simple things."

"I was studying law at high school, and I thought to myself - I want to be a human rights lawyer. I still do.

For 5 years I lived in Malaysia. I was living on my own, and for the first time

I had to cook for myself. I didn’t have a recipe book, I didn’t have anyone to teach me; there I was at 15, just making it up, trying out dishes. I usually got it right!

When my visa ran out, I knew I couldn’t go back to Iran, and I couldn’t stay in Malaysia. So I tried to get to Australia. Instead, the government sent me here to Manus.

There are so many people on this planet you can help by doing very simple things. I want to be able to do that.

Visit www.bringthemhere.org to read more stories from the men locked up on Manus Island.

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about 2 years ago

I hate what our government is doing to people like Amir.
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