Girl’s treatment had allegedly resulted in severe mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder

The Australian government has settled out of court to pay compensation to the family of a young Iranian girl for “negligence” in her treatment while detained on Nauru.

In May 2015 the family of the then five-year-old girl launched legal action against the commonwealth and the minister for immigration and border protection, Peter Dutton. It was alleged her treatment on Nauru had resulted in severe mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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