Body of Hamed Shamshiripour, whose friends had complained about his treatment by authorities, was found near Australian-run centre

An asylum seeker who had been suffering acute mental health crises for more than a year – and whose friends had pleaded with Australian authorities for him to be treated – has been found dead on Manus Island.

The body of Hamed Shamshiripour, an Iranian national, was found in the forest near the Australian-run East Lorengau refugee transit centre. Manus province police chief, Inspector David Yapu, confirmed the death and said a crime scene had been established.

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