Australian actors silent on detained refugee performer

From , 6:03 am on 22 February 2017

Actors in Australia have refused to voice their support for a campaign to free a performer from Australian detention on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Mehdi Savari.

Mehdi Savari. Photo: Behrouz Boochani

The campaign which also appeals for the release of a writer and a cartoonist is being run by the Australian union for actors and journalists, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Several Australian actors have joined the campaign, but as Ben Robinson Drawbridge reports, none were prepared to comment in the media.