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Khodayar Amini sent this statement in a Facebook message on 17 October 2015, the night before his death. An accompanying message read ‘You can translate post in all media’.

انجانب خدايار امينى جمله را مي نويسم باخونم براى انسان نماهاى بي احساس اره انچنين كرد بامن باشعار انسانى حكم اعدام صادر كردن به چه جومى بجرم مهاجر بودن به مدت ٣٧ماه شكنجه دادن درطول اين مدت رفتار انها وحشيانه ترين رفتار بودن با من باشعار انسانى حقوق انسانى مرا پاى مال كردن به غرور انسانى يت من تجاوز كردن مرا كشتن و دوستانى مرا كشتن نسيم نجفى و رضا رضاي احمد على جعفرى آنها دوستان من بودن بجرم مهاجربودن كشت شدن در كشور آستراليا اينرا نويشتم باخونم براى كسانى كه ادعايى انسانى دارن در دنيا و اين كشور استاد شوند نگزارن كه درهيج جايى دنيا بجرم مهاجر بودن كسى كشته شوند انسانيت تنها شعار نيست هر انسانى حق زنده گى دارد زندگ كردن يازند ماندن دگر جرم نباشد صليب سرخ و اميگريشن و پليس با شعار انسانى بارفتار وحشى گرى مرا كشتن

A translation obtained in the days following his death read:

I Khodayar Amini write the following few sentences with my blood for those apathetic so-called human beings. Yes they did this to me, with slogans of humanity, sentenced me to death. My crime was that I was a refugee. They tortured me for 37 months and during all these times, they treated me in the most cruel and inhumane way. They violated my basic human right and took away my human dignity with their false and so called humane slogans. They killed me as well as many of my friends such as: Nasim Najafi, Reza Rezayee and Ahmad Ali Jaffari. They were my friends and their crime was that they had sought asylum in Australia. I write this statement with my blood for those who call themselves human beings, I ask you to stand up for the rights of refugees and stop people being killed just because they have become refugees. Humanity is not a slogan; every human being has the right to live. Living shouldn’t a crime anymore. Red Cross, Immigration and the Police killed me with their slogans of humanity and cruel treatments.

 Vigil to mark the one year anniversary of Khodayar Amini’s death, Whadjuk Nyoongar Country (Perth), 2016. Photo: Marziya Mohammedali.

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