Fazel Chegeni’s Australia: Why did a refugee spend his last days in detention?


Late last year Iranian asylum seeker Fazel Chegeni Nejad was found dead outside the perimeter fence of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre. Fazel—whose claim for refugee status had been accepted by Australian authorities—had been brutally tortured by the Iranian regime, and was terribly ill. So why did he spend his last 1,000 days in detention?

Follow the story  and view the interactive map of Fazel’s Journey on the ABC’s Background Briefing