Iranian man tells of his struggle to care for troubled teenage son on Nauru after wife and daughter taken to Australia for medical treatment

A refugee family cleaved apart by Australia’s offshore detention regime say their lives have been destroyed by being forcibly separated for more than three yearswithout prospect of being reunited.

Jalal – not his real name, but a pseudonym to protect family members – is an Arab-Iranian asylum seeker who has been stranded with his son on the island of Nauru since they were transferred from Christmas Island three and a half years ago.

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