Free at last

Australia’s longest-held asylum seeker, Peter Qasim, is finally free. After seven years in detention, he is now living with his adopted parents in Adelaide. “I don’t know what my future is now, but I am happy to have the chance to live a normal life”, he said. “I never wanted to be a burden on Australia.”

What other so-called democracy would hold an innocent man for seven, long years in detention?

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