Sprent Dabwido is in Australia, having sought asylum to receive treatment for terminal cancer

The former president of Nauru has said he regrets signing a deal with Julia Gillard to establish offshore processing on his island almost seven years ago, which he said led to refugee deaths in the detention centre.

Sprent Dabwido is in Australia, having sought asylum himself, and is receiving treatment for terminal cancer. He told Ten’s the Project he had been given just days or weeks to live.

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