18 Oct 2019

Manus Island refugee dies in Brisbane

From , 6:01 am on 18 October 2019

An advocate says a refugee detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has died in Australia.

Sayed Mirwais Rohani, a 32-year-old man from Afghanistan, was detained on the island in 2013 but transferred to Australia two years ago for medical treatment.

Refugee advocate Ian Rintoul told Ben Robinson Drawbridge that Dr Rohani, a medical doctor, had spent about a year in community detention in Brisbane.

Sayed Mirwais Rohani

Sayed Mirwais Rohani Photo: Abdul Aziz Adam