About  |  contact  |  Search  |  RSS
Last Update: 1 Day and 2 Hour and 15 Minute ago
News code: 21923
Published Date: Monday 26 May 2014 - 14:49:36
Print 

‘Iranian beaten to death in Australia’

‘Iranian beaten to death in Australia’
World  - An investigation into a deadly riot at an Australian detention center has revealed that an Iranian asylum seeker was “brutally beaten” to death by a Salvation Army worker.

Reza Barati, 23, sustained fatal head injuries in February after hundreds of asylum seekers tried to break out of a camp on Manus Island off the Papua New Guinea (PNG) coast.

On Monday, the independent review on behalf of the Australian government quoted an eyewitness as saying that Barati suffered severe brain injury after a brutal beating led by a PNG national worker employed by the Salvation Army.

The review found no particular factor leading to the unrest at the Manus Island camp.

“It is not possible to isolate one factor which, if handled differently, may have resulted in less injuries and damage or to apportion blame for causing the incidents directly to one or more of the parties involved,” it said.

However, the report added that frustration and anxiety about future of the inmates is seen as the most probable reason behind the asylum seekers issue. Nearly 70 people were also injured in the violent crackdown.

In February, Australian newspapers reported that Barati might have been killed by Australian guards who stomped his head as he fell defenseless on the ground.

The reports cited an unnamed Australian guard at the camp accusing a group of other guards of attacking Barati in frenzy.

Australian Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison said Australia would repatriate Barati’s body to Iran at his family’s request after an autopsy is conducted on his body.

Following the incident, Australians held protests in a suburb of Sydney to denounce the killing.

The protesters slammed the government’s immigration policies, calling for the resignation of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

News Code: 21923
Published Date: Monday 26 May 2014 - 14:49:36
No Comment,Be the first one who comments.
Comments

Name

email  

website

Comment  

Security code [*]: Please enter correct answer in security box.:

 = 8-3

Opinion
Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?
Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?
Megan Clement, a freelance journalist based in Paris.
I fear for Gaza's children
I fear for Gaza's children
Majed Abusalama, journalist and human rights defender from Palestine
America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It's time to hold the US to account
America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It's time to hold the US to account
Mohamad Bazzi, journalism professor at New York University
Mass shootings: The most American way to kill and die
Mass shootings: The most American way to kill and die
David A Love, Philadelphia-based freelance journalist and commentator
The treatment of migrants likely ‘meets the definition of a mass atrocity’
The treatment of migrants likely ‘meets the definition of a mass atrocity’
Kate Cronin-Furman,assistant professor of HR at University College London