“I am Mahdi Vakili one of over 400 asylum seekers detained in Australia’s detention centre in Nauru since August 2012. In October of 2012, I began writing to the Australian government, the Australian media and, most importantly, the Australian people.
I write on behalf of myself and the other asylum seekers in Nauru. I persevere to write these letters and am afraid that my tongue will keep me here for years to come. Even if so, I will not give up trying not to be silenced and to ensure the voice of this camp is not silenced in this world”.