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

29-year-old Bangladeshi refugee

Died 2 November 2017

Killed in a motorcycle accident on Nauru ... suspicious circumstances surrounding his death ... a Nauruan driver arrested the following day.


Rajeev Rajendran

32-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil refugee

Died 2 October 2017

Rajeev was found dead on the grounds of the Lorengau hospital at Manus Island, his death an apparent suicide. He’d been sent to the hospital after a previous suicide attempt three days earlier. He had been acutely mentally ill for months.


Hamed Shamshiripour

31-year-old Iranian asylum seeker

Died 7 August 2017

Hamed was found dead in the forest near the Australian-run East Lorengau refugee transit centre on Manus Island. PNG police have said that the cause of his death was suicide, however his family have demanded an autopsy and inquest to determine the cause of death. Hamed was known to have suffered from acute and worsening mental health issues.


Majid Hassanloo

39-year-old Iranian refugee

Died week beginning 3 July 2017

Majid was found dead from a suspected drug overdose in the house he was minding in Sydney. He had been released from detention in December 2015 but was not offered adequate support. Majid was the older brother of Saeed Hassanloo who took his life in August last year.



2018 Buddies Refugee Support Group

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


 PO BOX 367, Buderim 4556


 0412 673 028 or by email