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The end of detention: ‘We are free but we need to recover from all those years’

Released from years of detention without explanation, dozens of asylum seekers have abruptly been left to fend for themselves in an unfamiliar land

The last time Ebrahim Obeiszadeh had a job was in 2013, when he was working at a sugar factory in southern Iran.

  • Tracey Ferrier
  • The Guardian

It was the first and only job he had before he embarked on a dangerous journey to Australia, where he hoped to be granted protection from the political persecution he says he suffered in his homeland.

He didn’t make it.

In July 2013 the navy intercepted the Indonesian-crewed vessel he’d boarded to try to reach Australia.

And so began…

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