Martin Bullock Lawyers supports refugees. The people who try to come here for refuge have suffered enormously. Here is a photo of one such man who died last week.
He was an Afghan refugee, and his name was Sayed Mirwais Rohani.
He was 32 years of age and he had been trained as a doctor in China. He was imprisoned on Manus Island from 2013 to 2017 after arriving by boat. At the time he arrived, it was not illegal for refugees to claim asylum by boat. Technically, it still isn’t.
When he was on Manus Island, he volunteered to help at the Lorengau medical centre. He was prevented from helping by the Australian government.
He suffered severe mental health issues as a result of his imprisonment. He was transferred to Australia under community detention in 2017. He applied to travel to Britain to reunite with his parents, who had been granted refugee status in Britain. Australia rejected his attempts to go there.
Now he is dead.
“We extend our sympathies to the individual’s family. To ensure we respect their privacy, no further information will be released.”
They did not say his name. He was just a number.
Dictatorships use numbers and don’t release names either.
As to the lies about stopping the boats and illegal immigrants, Sayed not illegal. He was entitled to apply for asylum. The boats stopped because of our tow-back policies, and the fact that we pay Indonesia many millions of dollars to detain refugees in Indonesia.
Locking up the innocent men on Manus, and women and children on Nauru, is unnecessary and soul destroying.
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