An unnamed Nepalese international student suffered from acute mental illness at the tip of life-threatening deportation after Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Alex Hawke, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs rejected his claim for asylum. Currently detained at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) now needs a ministerial intervention on the case to save his life.
The 39 years old man is diagnosed with ‘chronic schizophrenia’ that need long-term psychiatric care and treatment to keep him alive, the assessment sighted by The Age journalists. The man needs long-term psychiatric care and treatment if not will not survive; Sydney Morning Herald quotes the senior consultant psychiatrist’s comment on his condition.
The acute mental illness suffered man is not aware of his illness and doubtful on taking medication assuming that a ‘poison’. Allegedly thinks Nepalese government agents are following him to kill and are behind him, hacked his phone and change his social media posts.
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“Doctors have concluded that he will not survive in Nepal because of his lack of insight into his condition and inability to manage his medical care,” the Sydney Morning Herald quotes Asylum Seeker Resource Centre principal lawyer Carolyn Graydon.
‘The man has had a number of admissions to mental health inpatients units and community care units while in Australia. He is socially isolated, and when not in inpatient treatment he was very poorly nourished and did not eat.’ SMH report mentioned.
Lawyers are fighting to stop the imminent deportation of that asylum seeker turned Nepalese student, who will not survive after a return to Nepal. It seems clear; the man seeks Nepalese community attention to keep him safe and alive. However, Nepalese Community in Australia and Non-Resident Nepalese Association Australia are aware of it or not is unclear.