In tragic news from Nauru, a 26-year-old Iranian asylum seekers has been found dead, believed to have suicided, this morning.
He was found dead in his family’s tent in the RPC 3 compound around 9.00am, Sydney time.
His death comes only three weeks since a Rohingya refugee died on Manus Island.
It brings the tragic toll of deaths in offshore detention to 12.
In late April the younger brother of the dead man made a plea for help for his mother, Fazileh (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/25/asylum-seeker-boy-on-nauru-pleads-for-medical-help-for-his-mother).
“Like the others, the death of this young man lies at the feet of Peter Dutton,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “There have been so many warnings, but the toll mounts day by day; the neglect continues. So many cases of medical neglect.”
“Peter Dutton must bring all the asylum seekers and refugees to Australia. The US deal is a farce that is now excluding Iranians and Somalis. Dutton has nowhere to settle the people who have been dumped on Nauru, and are now dying of despair.
“News of the man’s death has shattered the asylum seekers and refugees Nauru. He was a well known, well liked, athletic young man who did everything he could for his brother and mother.”
For more information contact Ian Rintoul 0417 275 713