Wednesday, October 21, 2020



Sri Lankan refugee detained by Australia for 11 years despite government ruling he’s owed protection | Australian immigration and asylum

A refugee who fled a brutal civil war in his homeland and who Australia has agreed it must protect, has been held in immigration detention for more than 11 years, caught in an arcane legal limbo and potentially facing a limitless incarceration.Alex – a pseudonym (the Guardian has chosen not to reveal his name for safety reasons) – has no criminal convictions and faces no charges.But he is one of the longest detained people in Australia’s immigration detention system.He has not seen his family in more than a decade and...
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