Baby Asha released from hospital, but may still return to offshore detention
February 22, 2016 - Uncategorized
A 1-year-old child of parents seeking asylum in Australia has been discharged from hospital more than one week after doctors refused to release her for fear she would be sent back into offshore detention.
The child, identified using the pseudonym “Baby Asha,” is one of 267 asylum seekers, 37 of them babies, who the government has proposed moving from mainland Australia to Nauru — the Pacific island that hosts one of Australia’s offshore immigration processing camps
Baby Asha was discharged from Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane early Monday morning, the hospital confirmed on Facebook. “The Department of Immigration and Border Protection advised the child and her family will be moved to a community dwelling,” the hospital announced. Read more…