Hamid Kehazaei dying in Brisbane hospital

Another beautiful young man losing his life in Manus Death Camp.

A simple skin infection turning to septicaemia because treatment denied until too late. Another death on Morrison’s watch.

Please find attached photograph of Hamid Kehazaei (dob 19/2/1990), Iranian asylum seeker declared brain dead in Brisbane after being transferred from Manus Island on Wednesday 27 August.

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24-year-old Hamid Kehazaei is on life support after being declared ‘brain dead’. He was urgently medivacced from Manus Island to Brisbane’s Mater Hospital last Wednesday 27 August.

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By the time Hamid was medivacced to Brisbane last week, he was suffering septicaemia caused by an infection spreading from a cut foot. He went directly into intensive care in the Mater hospital. 24-year-old Hamid had sought medical attention for days on Manus Island for the pain and the
infection.

A couple of days after arriving in Brisbane the yound man suffered a heart attack and on Tuesday 2 September, the Immigration Department and the hospital told the family that Hamid was confirmed as ‘brain dead’. He remains on life support.

The hospital has told the family that a ‘guardian’ will be appointed
at ‘some stage’ to decide on the withdrawal of life support. The
family has indicated that they are willing for Hamid’s organs to be
donated if that is possible.

Hamid was among the first of the asylum seekers transferred to Manus
Island by the then Rudd Labor government in September 2013.

Pamela Curr
Refugee and Detention Rights Advocate
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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