• OSSTT supports calls for the immediate release of Australian resident
    and professional footballer Mr Hakeem Al-Araibi who is being
    held in Thailand under threat of extradition to Bahrain
    where he is at grave risk of imprisonment and torture.
OSSTT wishes to congratulate Mr Behrouz Boochani for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award which he received for his ground-breaking work, No Friend But The Mountain. OSSTT continues to be deeply concerned at the long-term detention of asylum seekers and refugees as an abuse of human rights, and again calls on Australia to urgently provide the men on Manus Island with genuine resettlement opportunities in countries that will enable them to access the health and mental health care they need in order to recover and live safely and productively.

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