Leorsin Seemanpillai dies after setting himself alight

A Tamil asylum seeker who was living in limbo, waiting for processing, has died after setting himself alight on the weekend.

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Pamela Curr of the Asylum Seekers Resource Project has claimed that while we do not know, it may be that if his claim had been processed efficiently then he would not have died. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has gone further, claiming it is clear Seemanpillai was a victim of the system. Click here to read their responses.

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