Australian hospital refuses to discharge baby who faces offshore detention



An Australian hospital is protesting the conditions of refugees in an offshore detention centre by refusing to discharge a baby of asylum seekers who face being sent back there by the government.


Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital said it won’t release the 1-year-old girl until a “suitable home environment is identified” for her and her family. Refugee advocates have been gathering at a vigil in support of the Brisbane hospital since Friday


The baby girl — known by the pseudonym “Baby Asha” — was badly burnt at an immigration camp on Nauru, an island country in the Pacific. Her parents are asylum seekers, and have been allowed to stay in Brisbane while she is being treated. She is now in stable condition and all three face being sent back offshore to a detainment facility that has been dubbed “inhumane” by refugee advocates. Read more…

More about Australia, Us World, Brisbane, Refugee Crisis, and Letthemstay


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