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'Six years and I didn't achieve anything': inside Manus, a tropical purgatory

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As 200 men enter their seventh year in limbo, Australia's offshore detention experiment is winding down. But the loose ends left behind are devastating For six years Shamindan Kanapathi has been lying to his parents. Since 2013 the Sri Lankan refugee has been telling his mother and father he successfully made it to Australia and resettled safely in a new life. Only his siblings know that the 28-year-old has spent the entire time detained on Manus Island.
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