MEDIA RELEASE 15/06 | ANOTHER ASYLUM SEEKER DIES ON NAURU

Tragic news from Nauru, that a 26 year-old Iranian asylum seekers has been found dead, believed to have suicide, this morning.
He was found dead in his family’s tent in the RPC 3 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.
“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 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 of 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