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Pakistani man held by Australia freed after 1,490 days in arbitrary detention

Nauroze Anees released from Villawood after administrative appeals tribunal finds he is not of bad character

A Pakistani man who was held in immigration detention by Australia for 1,490 days says his release feels “like a dream”.

  • Nino Bucci
  • The Guardian

Nauroze Anees was freed after the administrative appeals tribunal found he should not have a visa application refused on character grounds.

Anees, 33, had been in Australia since 2007, when he arrived on a student visa. In 2011, the visa was cancelled for non-compliance, after he abandoned his study to care for his partner…

He was refused a…

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