Refugee artist detained on Manus Island wins international cartooning award | Australia news | The Guardian

An Iranian man currently detained in the Manus Island detention centre has won an international cartooning award for courage.Ali, who goes by the pen name Mr Eaten Fish, has been detained in Australia’s offshore immigration processing centre for more than three years. The 25-year-old suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and has been assaulted while in the centre.In giving Ali the award for courage in editorial cartooning, the Cartoonist Rights Network International (CRNI) said his work “pushes through the veil of secrecy and silence and layers of fences in a way that only a talented artist speaking from the inside can”.Nauru files: leaked reports read aloud in 10-hour vigil outside Australia House in LondonOrganisers read aloud 8,000 pages to emphasise normalisation of violence for refugees held in indefinite detention Read more“Eaten Fish has been able to keep up a stream of cartoons documenting the unspeakable abuses and excesses of the guards and administrators of the camp,” said the organisation.

Source: Refugee artist detained on Manus Island wins international cartooning award | Australia news | The Guardian

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