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Asylum seeker transferred after rape is yet to see a lawyer

From Australia’s ABC’s AM program:

A young asylum seeker brought to Brisbane for treatment after her alleged rape on Nauru is yet to see a lawyer, and her family has been told almost nothing about her condition.

The 23 year old Iranian woman was transferred from Nauru to the mainland two weeks ago, amid concerns her kidneys would fail, and after she tried twice to take her own life. Her brother claims she’s being kept isolated from her family, as well as legal advice.

Angela Lavoipierre reports.