‘No Friend But the Mountains’ Was Written by an Imprisoned Journalist Via WhatsApp

‘No Friend But the Mountains’ Was Written by an Imprisoned Journalist Via WhatsApp

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Escaping from Iran, a Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochan ended up in the refugee camp on Manus Island, where he had been illegally detained for five years. During these years without freedom, Boochan wrote down his thoughts, anxieties, and memories on his WhatsApp, which has now been compiled into a book.   Image via Crosslight   In 2013, there were a lot of Middle and South Asian refugees flooding into Australia, longing for political protection. The Australian government stated that those refugees who do not have appropriate documents of identification would be transferred to Manus Island, New Guinea, or Nauru.    Behrouz Boochan is one of …