Mouhani, Rima, Samuel, Fahad, Laleh, Jasmine, Darien and other babies among the 37 infants the Australian government is deporting to Nauru
These are the kids of refugees, many from Iran and the Rohingya community of Myanmar.
Buzzfeed News reports:
Moubani was born at Royal Darwin Hospital in December 2014 and is currently residing in community detention with her parents in Australia.
She and her parents are the lead clients in a High Court challenge to the controversial Australian offshore detention network.
If Moubani’s lawyers win in court tomorrow, the government’s practice of sending asylum-seekers to Nauru and Manus Island will be deemed illegal.
If they lose, hundreds of asylum-seekers who are currently living in Australia with newborn children are expected to be deported within 72 hours.
Among them are 90 children – some of whom attend local public schools – including 37 babies like Moubani who have been born in Aussie hospitals, on Australian soil.
Depressingly, the High Court decided the detention was legal, and the deportations are going ahead. Oh, and there’ve been instances of the sexual abuse of children there too. No staff have been charged.
(Hard for me to throw stones. Singapore doesn’t accept any refugees. :( )