More than 800 doctors sign petition for Hazara man to get palliative care in Australia

Hundreds of doctors have signed a petition calling on the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, to bring a refugee dying of advanced lung cancer to Australia for palliative care.

The 63-year-old is being held on Nauru and is a member of the persecuted Hazara minority in Afghanistan. He has been formally recognised as a refugee. But the Australian Border Force told the man, known as Ali, that he could not come to Australia for palliative care, despite pleas from doctors on Nauru, who say the care there is inadequate.

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