31 Jul 2018

Coroner finds Manus refugee's death was avoidable

From , 5:02 am on 31 July 2018

A Queensland coroner has found the death of an Iranian refugee was "preventable" and due to the "compounding effect of multiple errors."

Hamid Khazaei died in a Brisbane Hospital in 2014 from an infection he picked up at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Amnesty International's refugee researcher, Kate Schuetze, told Jamie Tahana the coroner's scathing report shows serious failures in Australia's offshore detention regime.

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Amnesty International's Kate Schuetze. Photo: Amnesty International