Manus Island hosts a migrant detention centre. Those who search for a better life, or a refuge from persecution, find their hopes are drowned in these seas. Often, people attempting the crossing to Australia drown with them. For those who survive, their future does not extend beyond the camp’s four walls. There's no chance of being accepted into Australia, and no option of returning home to face imprisonment or death. Yet things are not much better on Manus Island. After months of hardship and agonising waiting, the hatred of the locals and indifference of the guards have resulted in the violent beating of detainees.
Our partners at 99.media spoke to two of them by phone. Behrouz and Omar – whose names are changed for secutiry reasons – speak of a life of terror and violence spent in the camp. Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island tells the story of a hopeless future.