Nauru in Meltdown – Self Immolation
A man detained by Australia on Nauru set himself on fire this morning.
He has burns to 80% of his body.
Others detained on the island nation gathered at the hospital but have since been dispersed by the police.
Refugee advocates have said he should be Medivaced to Brisbane. Hospital facilities on Nauru are limited.
The health care given to refugees in Australia’s offshore detention regime is poor and that was highlighted this week by a ABC 4 Corners program on the failings that lead to the death of Hamid Khazaei.
In other news the ramifications of yesterday’s PNG Supreme Court decision are unveiling, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is continuing to show his incompetence, attacking Labour instead of discussing solutions.