This is a culmination of stories, interviews, drawings and news based around peoples' experiences when visiting people in detention.
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Friday, 19 October 2012
This is Raj. He has been in indefinite detention for over three years in Broadmeadows. He is from Sri Lanka and I believe he is around 30 years old. His birthday is on Monday so I will have to ask him. However age seems to be a delicate topic for those in indefinite detention. It can seem like your life is wasting away and any hope of getting married, having kids or a career is lost.
I discovered that he is a wonderful artist and I will post up some of his drawings later. I asked him to do a drawing for the blog and when I last saw him I asked him if it was finished. He said with a smile that his 'baby' wasn't ready yet.