Psychiatrist: Child should not be sent back to Nauru

Suicidal refugee child should not be sent back to Nauru, psychiatrist says

by Bend Dohert and Saba Vasebi – The Guardian – 5 May 2018

Boy’s long-running detention in Australia’s offshore detention system is causing his depression, psychiatrist treating him in Taiwan says

A psychiatrist has said an acutely unwell child held within Australia’s offshore detention regime should not be returned to Nauru because his long-running detention there is causing his mental illness.

The 17-year-old boy, who Guardian Australia will refer to as Hamid, is currently on the island of Taiwan, where he was taken, along with his mother, for health treatment.

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