This is what we know of Hamed Shamshiripour. He was 31, Iranian and homeless at the time of his death. He had been on Manus Island for four years.
Hamed’s death comes at a time of particular tension on Manus. Conditions are worsening, a resettlement deal with the US seems uncertain and the government remains silent. “Imagine you are living in a place with no water and power,” a detainee tells Martin McKenzie-Murray. “Disease start spreading and everyday more people are getting sick. And all of this is happening by the orders of ABF and DIBP to coerce refugees to live in a country where they are getting beaten up and robbed and assaulted every single day and today one is found dead in the bushes. How long you think people will be able to survive? This place is for no human.”
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