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Asylum seeker ‘unlawfully deprived’ of liberty by Alan Tudge sues for false imprisonment

An Afghan asylum seeker is suing the Federal Government for false imprisonment, less than a month after a senior federal judge labelled Cabinet Minister Alan Tudge's handling of his case as "criminal".

Last month, the Federal Court found Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge had “unlawfully deprived” the man of his liberty, after he failed to immediately release him from immigration detention once he was awarded a temporary protection visa.

  • Matthew Doran
  • ABC News

In March, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) threw out …

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