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Journalist imprisoned on Australia’s gulag accuses health agency of death by neglect after latest tragedy

December 25, 2016



On Christmas Eve, Oscar and Delta compounds – two sections of Australia’s offshore prison on Manus Island – were wrecked after rioting. Wilson Security guards were ejected from the compounds. This was in response to the death of 27 year old Sudanese refugee, Faysal Ishak Ahmed. Two days earlier, Ahmed suffered a fall and blacked out. On Friday 23 December, he was flown to a Brisbane hospital, but it was too late to save him. Documentation (see below) shows the Australian medical staff at the island prison failed to adequately respond to all the warnings. An Iranian journalist, imprisoned on Manus, has accused the clinicians of crimes. So when does death by neglect become corporate manslaughter? (See Appendix, below, for answer.)

(To see more articles by Tom Coburg, click here.)

8146960-1x1-340x340Ahmed had made numerous requests for medical attention to the prison authorities, but these were rejected. He had also…

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