Even the bleeding hearts from the ranks of our Latte sipping friends must realise that on this issue the public are entirely unsympathetic to the hunger strike by detainees on Nauru. Especially when the majority of those detained there are from Sri Lanka which ended its civil war years ago.
Of course there is “No hope” on Nauru that is the point of detaining people there and the essence of its deterrent value. It saddens me to see people there suffering, however they all have the option of returning to their country of origin at any time, instead they try the futile emotional blackmail of the hunger strike.
- Nauru asylum detainees on hunger strike (bigpondnews.com)
- Self-harm incident prompts Nauru hunger strike (abc.net.au)
- Life on Nauru ‘horrific’, says aid worker (smh.com.au)
- Immigration denies Nauru hunger strike (bigpondnews.com)