Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:03 am

First topic message reminder :

Omid, 23, dies in Brisbane after setting himself on fire outside refugee centre during a visit by UN officials



Omid, 23, from Iran was a recognised refugee. He set fire to himself during a visit to Nauru by United Nations officials on Wednesday morning.

The wife of a 23-year-old Iranian who died after setting himself alight in protest outside a refugee compound on Nauru has criticised delays in getting him to hospital in Queensland.

Omid was a recognised refugee who was living in Nibok settlement on Nauru with his wife. He set fire to himself during a visit by United Nations officials on Wednesday morning.

Before his death, his wife criticised delays in getting him to hospital in Queensland.

He was taken to the Republic of Nauru hospital before being airlifted out almost a day later, and his wife has questioned the delay, blaming Australian officials for taking too long.

Omid was treated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital but died on Friday.

His wife told Guardian Australia through an interpreter that once her husband was taken to the Nauru hospital it took two hours for a doctor from International Health and Medical Services to arrive and treat him, and he was unable to be given intravenous pain relief.

“Staff in Nauru hospital couldn’t help Omid in any way because they were unequipped,” she said.

“A lack of proper equipment and facilities was the reason that staff couldn’t help and treat Omid in the Nauru hospital.”
She said he suffered a cardiac arrest during the night, and doctors performed emergency surgery.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) confirmed Omid’s death and said appropriate support was being provided to his wife and friends.

His death will be referred to the Queensland coroner.

The Nauru government offered condolences to Omid’s family.

“We are providing support to all impacted by this sad event,” it said.

Medical advocacy group Doctors for Refugees have criticised the length of time it took to get Omid out of Nauru and to superior medical care in Brisbane.

“The family in Nauru were told that DIBP was unable to arrange a pilot for the medivac,” co-founder Dr Barri Phatarfod said.

“We understand a flight arrived at 6.30am, some 22 hours after the severe burns and leaving Omid susceptible to life-threatening infection as well.”

“Coming so soon after... revelations of DIBP delays in the tragic case of [Hamid] Kehazaei [who died of a preventable infection in Manus Island detention in 2014], it’s quite incredible that this should happen.”

The Australian immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said on Friday there was no delay in moving Omid.

“The advice that I’ve received is that there was no delay. Obviously people realise that Nauru is 4,500km or so away from Australia. There’s a long distance involved and there were other medical issues – I’m advised – [which] presented as well, which made the decision difficult about the time to airlift this person.

“There are obligations that need to be met in terms of the requirements around pilots and air crew, as I’m advised, particularly given the long distance there, and the long distance back to Australia.”

The minister said people should “rely on the facts” rather than jumping to conclusions. Dutton would not comment on the “other medical issues” which complicated Omid’s transfer.

Asked specifically if Omid could not be moved because there was not a pilot available, he said: “I don’t have any comment. The only other thing I would say is, you’re talking about an air ambulance, this is not a plane that’s sitting on the runway at Nauru. The decision ... was made, very quickly, once the condition of the patient was understood.”
Omid was taken by Careflight from Nauru on Thursday morning, about 22 hours after he self-immolated. It’s not clear when Careflight received the call to attend to Omid.

His wife said doctors in Brisbane told her he was brain dead when he arrived, she said.

She was brought to Brisbane also, and waited in the hospital with him, under guard.

Some friends had spoken to her, she said, attempting to offer comfort before she was stopped from speaking.

“Currently I am in isolation in way that I am not allowed to talk to anyone or do interviews,” she said. “They have taken away my mobile phone so no one can contact me and I am being observed constantly by the officers that are accompanying me.”

Omid’s protest in front of UNHCR officials, who were conducting a monitoring visit, was captured on mobile phone video. The short clip shows him standing in a clearing, soaked in an unknown liquid believed to be accelerant, and yelling.

According to one witness, Omid yelled in protest: “This is how tired we are, this action will prove how exhausted we are. I cannot take it anymore.”

He then set himself alight.

The graphic video of his self-immolation shows a few people nearby, who did not appear to be expecting him to go through with his threat. When he did, they ran and tackled him to the ground, smothering the flames which had engulfed his body. He lay on the ground moaning, with severe burns across his body and head.

A second video shows him in the Nauru hospital, clearly conscious as he paces up and down while screaming – with severe burns apparent to his arms, legs, chest, and back – while distressed family members plead for him to be given assistance and painkillers.

Omid’s wife requested that the graphic videos and images of Omid not be shared or published out of concern for his family. She was able to inform them of his injuries on Thursday.

Within hours of of Omid’s act the Nauru government publicly deemed it a “political protest to coincide with the visit by representatives from UNHCR”.

On Thursday night a vigil was held outside the Brisbane hospital, and detainees on Nauru wore T-shirts bearing Omid’s name while they held their 40th consecutive daily protest.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/apr/29/refugee-who-set-himself-alight-on-nauru-dies-of-injuries-in-hospital?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other



He must have been utterly desperate.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down


Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by veya_victaous on Mon May 02, 2016 4:21 am

4EVER2 wrote:Well, you'd know far more facts about all that then I would Veya and I'll allow you that latitude because I do not have the firmest facts about this issue and you assuredly do.  But it sure seems very bizarre that a mans life would be put to this sort of fate if he was a 'RUBE/POSING' for a hyped up position --- torching oneself is the worst painful way to DIE.

I guess he could have been 'STONED'---that's always plausible too.

I serverly doubt he planned to die, but we are seeing this happen over and over, get rejected, threatens selft harm and I assume expect aussies to bend to his demands, which aussies don't.

In his first year in the camp over 300 other iranians were re-settled
Rettlement during 2014/15;
Iraq 2335
Syria 2232
Burma (Myanmar) 2029
Afghanistan 1813
Congo (DRC) 384
Eritrea 362
Bhutan 354
Iran 331
Somalia 287
Ethiopia 282
Other 600
Total 11 009​


the camps should be closed we should do the processing here on-shore, but Even if we were processing here he still would not have been resettled he still would have been in a camp just in australia instead, and he still would have had the UNHCR confirm that he is not elligable for resettlement.

avatar
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 18758
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 35
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by nicko on Mon May 02, 2016 6:33 am

4ver2, you said he could be "STONED", look out for Zack jumping on you for being racist. I only said "drugs"? and he went ballistic!
avatar
nicko

Posts : 10509
Join date : 2013-12-07
Age : 77
Location : rainbow bridge

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Guest on Mon May 02, 2016 9:40 am

nicko wrote:4ver2,      you said he could be "STONED",  look out for Zack jumping on you for being racist.   I only said "drugs"? and he went ballistic!
Well, that thread isn't quite the same genre as this one but I'll take it on the chin either way clown
But you get my meaning --- nobody in their 'Right Mind' could willfully 'light' themselves up with a flammable liquid without being mentally 'NUMBED' up with something drug induced No
This brings back to my memory the Richard Pryor's comedic routine I watched shortly after his recovery when he'd accidently set himself on fire when he was STONED...humans just have some 'self-protection' instilled to stop that --- don't we?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by nicko on Mon May 02, 2016 9:56 am

Agreed!
avatar
nicko

Posts : 10509
Join date : 2013-12-07
Age : 77
Location : rainbow bridge

View user profile

Back to top Go down

The author of this message was banned from the forum - See the message

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by veya_victaous on Mon May 02, 2016 10:52 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-02/second-refugee-sets-themselves-alight-on-nauru/7377710

A 21-year-old Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru in what is the second attempted self-immolation on the island in a week.
Key points:

"Distressed" Nauru Government says female Somali refugee suffered critical injuries
One of three people returned to Nauru last week after receiving medical treatment in Australia
Incident comes days after Iranian refugee died after setting himself alight on Nauru

The Government of Nauru has issued a statement saying the woman suffered critical injuries and is being treated at the Nauru hospital by Australian doctors.

However, it has requested an emergency evacuation.

In its statement, the Nauruan Government said it was "distressed" by what it described as a dreadful act and suggested refugee advocates, Australian politicians and human rights lawyers were in part to blame for giving the refugees false hope.

"These actions are purely and simply being taken because they believe that political protests will influence the Australian Government and possibly help them gain entry to Australia," it said.

"Refugee advocates must stop giving refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru false hope and stirring up these protests. They are making the situation worse and must take responsibility for their actions and words."

And now we have another one. We have to be 100% clear this action will not get you into Australia. I support refugee rigths but we need to make sure we are not encouraging people to light themselves on fire.
bounce
avatar
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 18758
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 35
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Tommy Monk on Mon May 02, 2016 11:02 pm



Why is the provision of good food/shelter/medical care/safety not enough for these so called desperate refugees fleeing for their lives in search of good food/shelter/medical care/safety etc...!?


avatar
Tommy Monk

Posts : 21224
Join date : 2014-02-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Guest on Mon May 02, 2016 11:27 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-02/second-refugee-sets-themselves-alight-on-nauru/7377710

A 21-year-old Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru in what is the second attempted self-immolation on the island in a week.
Key points:

   "Distressed" Nauru Government says female Somali refugee suffered critical injuries
   One of three people returned to Nauru last week after receiving medical treatment in Australia
   Incident comes days after Iranian refugee died after setting himself alight on Nauru

The Government of Nauru has issued a statement saying the woman suffered critical injuries and is being treated at the Nauru hospital by Australian doctors.

However, it has requested an emergency evacuation.

In its statement, the Nauruan Government said it was "distressed" by what it described as a dreadful act and suggested refugee advocates, Australian politicians and human rights lawyers were in part to blame for giving the refugees false hope.

"These actions are purely and simply being taken because they believe that political protests will influence the Australian Government and possibly help them gain entry to Australia," it said.

"Refugee advocates must stop giving refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru false hope and stirring up these protests. They are making the situation worse and must take responsibility for their actions and words."
And now we have another one. We have to be 100% clear this action will not get you into Australia. I support refugee rigths but we need to make sure we are not encouraging people to light themselves on fire.
bounce
INDEED...that would be a heavy burden on medical service's and the stress for those humans for having to deal with cooked body parts---not something very EMS/EMTcan easily just leave at work after his shift is over Evil or Very Mad GOOD-GRIE . What a mess!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Miffs2 on Tue May 03, 2016 9:21 am

So the latest one didn't die. So will be treated at the expense of the Aussie tax payer. Then what?
avatar
Miffs2

Posts : 2089
Join date : 2016-03-05
Age : 52

View user profile

Back to top Go down

The author of this message was banned from the forum - See the message

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Tommy Monk on Tue May 03, 2016 12:19 pm

Send them back your where they came from... too many now see a sob story and an asylum claim as an easy way to get into another country and get given a house and money etc...
avatar
Tommy Monk

Posts : 21224
Join date : 2014-02-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by veya_victaous on Tue May 03, 2016 10:44 pm

Miffs2 wrote:So the latest one didn't die. So will be treated at the expense of the Aussie tax payer. Then what?

don't know exactly. by policy she is not supposed to able to settle here now.
but the policy doesn't specifically cover this but 'dangerous migration plans' are supposed to be discouraged
which both sides agree to in prinicpal
but there is an election later this year so she might get lucky Wink
avatar
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 18758
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 35
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by veya_victaous on Tue May 03, 2016 10:46 pm

well at least the blackface boys are consistant. Cool Cool

they don't even wanna let refugees into my country Razz Razz Razz Razz
avatar
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 18758
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 35
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Tommy Monk on Tue May 03, 2016 11:06 pm

I don't see why your country should consider any who have passed through/by other safe places on their way there...


avatar
Tommy Monk

Posts : 21224
Join date : 2014-02-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Refugee who set himself alight on Nauru dies in hospital

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum