In the US, they come across our borders by land, but in Australia they come by the boatload as we have reported many times previously (see our Australia category). They are illegal aliens seeking asylum status. Although this article doesn’t say how this particular fellow arrived in Australia, we know he was placed in detention.
Now, however he is free and an Australian citizen yet he is seeking compensation for pain and suffering! That’s not sitting well with real “victims” advocacy groups.
From the Herald Sun:
AN Iranian refugee who was detained after arriving in Australia has launched legal action for pain and suffering.
Siavash Mossavian, 32, spent four years and five months in detention before being released in April 2005, the Herald Sun reported.
He was granted a temporary protection visa and, later, citizenship.
But he alleges the Government breached its duty to him during his time in detention, resulting in physical, psychological and psychiatric harm.
In documents filed in the Victorian Supreme Court, lawyers for Mr Mossavian say these injuries include post-traumatic stress disorder, a major depressive disorder, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, and pain and suffering.
“….they throw dirt in our faces.”
Crime Victims Support Association president Noel McNamara said people who suffered a total disability as a result of crime were not adequately compensated, and it was ridiculous that someone should seek damages over their time in a detention centre.
“It’s a great cheek. We have a habit of pandering to these people,” he said.
“We welcome them, do the best we can by them, and they throw dirt in our faces.”
We are infidels after all.
Endnote: Be sure to see the related story where “refugees” set fire to the detention center on Christmas Island, here.