Exclusive: Case of mother and 17-year-old to be transferred on Friday is at least ninth legal win for medical intervention

An Iranian refugee and her 17-year-old son, both acutely physically and mentally ill on Nauru, will be brought to Australia after winning a federal court order to be moved to high-level medical care. It is at least the ninth legal challenge won for medical intervention from Australia’s offshore processing regime.

The woman – whom the court has ordered be referred to as BAF18 – and her son (BAG18) are set to be flown to Australia on Friday, after a court heard from doctors that BAF18’s heart condition and mental health issues could not be treated on Nauru, and that her son was at acute risk of suicide if left on the island.

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