Australia deports Iraqi asylum seeker whose appeal was due next week

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Lawyers scrambled to get a legal injunction preventing the deportation but were kept from contacting the man in time.

  • Helen Davidson
  • The Guardian

Australian immigration authorities have deported an Iraqi asylum seeker against his will and despite there being a pending court case scheduled to sit next week.

Dena 1aAdvocates and lawyers scrambled on Wednesday night to get a legal injunction but were prevented from contacting the man on the phone, and by the time a barrister was found to lodge an injunction, the asylum seeker was already on a…

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