3 Feb 2017

Fiji lawyer fears for deported asylum seeker's life

From , 4:04 pm on 3 February 2017

The lawyer of an asylum seeker who was deported by Fiji police says he fears for his client's life.

Loghman Sawari had fled to Fiji from Papua New Guinea where he was detained on Manus Island by Australia.

The 21-year-old from Iran and his lawyer, Aman Ravindra-Singh, were on the way to meet with immigration officials in Suva when their vehicle was intercepted by police.

Mr Ravindra-Singh says police officers bundled Mr Sawari into a car before putting him on a plane back to PNG.

He told Amelia Langford what happened.

    Loghman Sawari in Fiji.

Loghman Sawari in Fiji. Photo: Behrouz Boochani