Hearing into Omid Masoumali’s death to begin amid national debate about medical transfers

An inquest into the death of the Iranian refugee Omid Masoumali, who set himself on fire after almost three years in detention on Nauru, is expected to examine why it took more than a day to medically evacuate him to Australia for specialist treatment.

The hearing will begin in Brisbane on Monday morning. It comes amid national debate about medical evacuations, and the passage of independent-led legislation to allow for medically necessary transfers from offshore detention.

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