‘Never given a chance’: freed asylum seekers lament lost decade in immigration detention


, 20/11/2022, 2:00 pm

Advocates hope release of Bangladeshi men is a sign Albanese government is winding back arbitrary detention

At least eight Bangladeshi asylum seekers have been released from immigration detention in Australia after languishing there for a decade, in a move that signals the Albanese government is winding back arbitrary detention, according to a lawyer for some of the men.

But while their release has given them hope, the men have spoken out about the terrible toll of the lengthy period of indefinite detention.

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