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 Manus refugee suicides in Brisbane, offshore detention claims another victim

A 32-year-old mentally-distressed Afghan refugee, Sayed Mirwais Rohani, has committed suicide in Brisbane. The Afghan doctor jumped to his death from the 22nd floor of a Brisbane hotel on Tuesday, 15 October.

Mirwais is the eighth Manus refugee death.

Mirwais was brought to Australia from Manus Island in 2017, as his mental health badly deteriorated following his detention on Manus Island in September 2013. He had been living in community detention in Brisbane for the last year.

The tragedy is shocking tale of deliberate abuse and neglect.

Mirwais had a medical degree from a Chinese university which is recognised by Australia. He completed his degree in English and spoke six languages. He offered to work in the Lorengau hospital for free and was moved out of the Lombrum detention centre on that basis. Despite being moved he was not allowed to work in the hospital.

As his mental health declined he was attacked, beaten and imprisoned.

His father, a refugee living in Britain, travelled to Manus Island in 2016 in an effort to have him released so Mirwais could join his parents in Britain. Peter Dutton refused the request on the basis that Mirwais was over 18.

There was a second attempt to try to get Mirwais to join his family in Britain after he was moved to Australia. That attempt also stalled with Peter Dutton and the Department of Home Affairs. His father visited Mirwais again in 2018.

“Manus Island, offshore detention and Peter Dutton are responsible for yet another refugee death,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “In 2010, Australian of the Year, Patrick McGorry, labelled detention centres ‘factories of mental illness’. Mirwais death is yet more evidence of the damage that offshore detention is doing. It’s time offshore detention was ended.”

Link to Refugee Action Coalition statement 
 refugeeaction.org.au/?p=8057

 

Honestly, this is so sad. My close family friends were in the same position with 2 little boys and they suffered a lot of neglect until alhamdulilah, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) answered their prayers, but others are still left in there, people with so much potential that are being abused, neglected and mentally drained. 

May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help them all. 

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12 minutes ago, starlight said:

This is sad but what I don't understand is that how did he end up in the refugee centre? 

From what I understand, anyone who comes as a refugee must have sufficient evidence or good reason to be approved. If not, they'll have to wait in refugee centres till they're approved. Though, in his case, I'm not sure.

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2 hours ago, Ruqaya101 said:

If not, they'll have to wait in refugee centres till they're approved

2013 from Afghanistan....I don't think they qualified as refugees. His father was in Britain and they had money to send him to China for a degree in medicine so things weren't really bad.I wish he had gone back if he had the option or tried moving to another country for work etc instead of taking the refugee route. Anyway, it was very sad. 

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9 hours ago, Moalfas said:

This whole offshore island detention idea makes me think they're doing what was done to their own ancestors. Expelled to a far away land.

Difference is unlike their ancestors, these are not hardcore convicted criminals . :locked:

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On 10/18/2019 at 10:28 AM, starlight said:

2013 from Afghanistan....I don't think they qualified as refugees. His father was in Britain and they had money to send him to China for a degree in medicine so things weren't really bad.I wish he had gone back if he had the option or tried moving to another country for work etc instead of taking the refugee route. Anyway, it was very sad. 

Salam from Iranians that went to such camps ,described refugee camps as hell on Earth that every sane person will lose his mind in these hell camps & condition of people with higher level of education & intelligence is more worse than others because beside of guardian of camps , the other refugees hate them because they have more chance for becoming a citizen so they will start treating them more worse than evil guardians of camps.

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