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Australian government secretly removed pregnant refugee to Pacific island

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Issue 2476

A pregnant Somali refugee was secretly flown back by the Australian government to the offshore detention centre where she was raped. 

Immigration officials seized “Abyan” in a desperate effort to avoid court action that could’ve stopped her being removed to the Pacific island of Nauru.

“Abyan requested to see counsellors and to get advice from doctors to discuss the planned termination of her pregnancy. 

“There has been no counselling and no arrangements to see counsellors or doctors,” the Refugee Action Coalition said.

It also said claims by immigration minister Peter Dutton that she decided not to have an abortion were untrue.

Abyan is still waiting for the medical attention she needs.

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