Manus Island asylum seeker declared “brain dead” after inadequate care

“A 24-year-old Iranian asylum seeker has been declared brain dead, following his emergency medical evacuation from the Manus island detention centre last week, refugee advocates and his family in Tehran have told Guardian Australia.

Hamid Kehazaei contracted cellulitis, which developed into septicemia on Manus. The Refugee Action Coalition say the infection was contracted after Kehazaei cut his foot in the detention centre. Members of Kehazaei’s family confirmed to Guardian Australia they were told by hospital staff in Brisbane that Hamid’s condition originated in his foot.”

Click here to read The Guardian’s report.

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