‘We are Alive Aylan’, says Ady from the place that he calls hell – Australia’s immigration detention camp on Manus Island. ‘What is my difference with other Syrians?’ the young man asks.
Ady is 20 years old. In Syria he worked as a mechanical electrician. He fled at the age of 17. ‘The Syrian government wanted me to join the army to kill innocent Syrian people… I escaped because they killed all my friends who refused to join the army. I didn’t want to die or kill anyone.’