2015

To those who have died needlessly as a result of our inhumane detention regime

Fazel Chegeni

30-year-old Iranian Kurd

Died 8 November 2015

 

Escaped from the Christmas Island Detention Centre 6 November. His body was discovered 8 November by search and rescue teams at the bottom of island cliffs away from the centre.

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Reza Alizadeh

26-year-old Iranian man

Died 27 October 2015

 

Hanged himself at Brisbane International Airport after months of suffering from depression and despair. He was living in the community on a bridging visa.

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Khodayar Amini

30-year-old Hazara man

Died 18 October 2015

 

Self-immolated in a park in Dandenong - out of fear of being returned to immigration detention and then to Afghanistan where he believed he would be killed. Mr Amini was living in the community in Australia on a bridging visa and had been contacted by Australian immigration staff who wanted to interview him.

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Ali Jaffari

37-year-old Hazara man

Died 17 September 2015

 

Self-immolated two days earlier, died in Fiona Stanley hospital Perth. Had previously been on suicide watch in Yongah Hills immigration detention centre, WA, following previous attempts on his life.

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Mohammad Nasim Najafi

27-year-old Afghan man

Died 31 July 2015

 

Died of a suspected heart attack in Yongah Hill Detention Centre, Western Australia, amongst claims he had been denied medical treatment for two weeks.

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Raza

Hazara man

Died 17 June 2015

 

Committed suicide in Perth by jumping in front of a train the day after being interviewed by police. His mental health had deteriorated after being on a bridging visa.

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Omid Ali Avaz

29-year-old Iranian Kurd

Died 13 March 2015

 

Took his own life in Brisbane following a history of mental illness since learning of the death of his mother. Mr Avaz was on a 449 Humanitarian Stay Temporary Visa for 12 months in February and it is believed that he had concerns about his refugee status.

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