Asy­lum death

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

THE death of a young Afghan asy­lum seeker in a West Aus­tralian de­ten­tion cen­tre has prompted warn­ings of more sui­cides, self-harm and ri­ot­ing by stressed de­tainees. The 20-year-old man was found in his room at the Curtin Im­mi­gra­tion De­ten­tion Cen­tre near Derby on Mon­day evening but ef­forts to re­vive him failed. Refugee ad­vo­cates say the man hanged him­self in the be­lief his ap­pli­ca­tion for a visa had been re­jected. Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard has promised a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the death.

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