Iranian refugee sent back to detention

Logham Savari was hoping to get refugee status in Fiji.
February 4, 2017

Logham Savari, a young Iranian refugee fled from PNG to Fiji in late January. He was sent to Manus Island detention centre in 2013, after he tried to get to Australia by boat.

He suffered constant beatings and abuse and eventually accepted resettlement in Port Moresby to try and escape the horrors of detention.

But in Port Moresby he suffered more abuse and lived in constant fear and destitution, often homeless.

In Fiji he was welcomed with kindness and was staying with a family. He was reportedly happy for the first time in ages.

He was hoping to get refugee status in Fiji.

On February 2 he was arrested and sent back to PNG in handcuffs.

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