'One of the most inhumane decisions I've ever seen': Inside one refugee's nine-year detention nightmare

'One of the most inhumane decisions I've ever seen': Inside one refugee's nine-year detention nightmare

'One of the most inhumane decisions I've ever seen': Inside one refugee's nine-year detention nightmare/ By Nabil Al Nashar When Najat Janabi arrived in Australia with her 16-year-old son Ahmed Shalikhan in 2013, she thought they'd finally made it to safety. Their boat from Indonesia was the final leg in a decades-long journey, which included escaping persecution in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime and being stateless in Iran. In reality, it was the beginning of another nightmare. Nine years later, Ahmed is still locked in immigration detention — and there's no end in sight. "I lost hope, I lost my childhood, I lost my education. I always wanted to have a better life. This government. This department took everything from me," he told the ABC. Ahmed's case is complex. He …
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