https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47693505

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Cartoonist Ali Dorani fled Iran at the age of 21 before becoming trapped in Australia's controversial Manus Island detention camp for four years - but things changed after his artwork was posted online. Here's his story - in his own words and drawings. In 2013, I left Iran. I can't tell you why because it might affect my family's safety - but I knew my life was in danger. I stayed in Indonesia for 40 days, and tried to get to Australia - I knew Australia was the best way for me to get to safety. A people smuggler told me he could get us to Australia by boat. When I saw the boat, I was afraid I would die. It was a fishing boat, not really well maintained, and there were about 150 of us. And I can't swim. Full story

25 May

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