Omid: Another tragedy caused by the Australian government’s refugee policy

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Omid the man who self immolated on Nauru 2 days ago has had his life support machine turned off.

He was flown to Brisbane yesterday over 24 hours after he set himself on fire in front of UN officials.

Peter Dutton has tried to justify the amount of time it took but many feel the flight was deliberately delayed or at least delayed through bureaucracy.

Omid and his wife had been kept on Nauru for around three years as part of Australia’s offshore immigration detention policy.

At least five others on Nauru have attempted suicide/self harm with two men in jail for swallowing razors.

There have been protests by refugees detained in RCP3 for 40 days. These have been supported by those living in the community.

Other refugees have said they will begin protesting soon.

Friends and family of Omid are devastated many on Nauru have given up all hope.

(via Autonomous Action Radio)

This entry was posted in Asylum Seekers, Australia, Nauru, Omid, Political Prisoners, Refugee Solidarity Movement, Refugee Struggle, Refugees. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Omid: Another tragedy caused by the Australian government’s refugee policy

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