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Doctors to make a decision about Manus Island detainee on life support

Doctors to make a decision about Manus Island detainee on life support

Updated 4 September 2014, 11:00 AEST

Australian doctors are expected to make a decision today about switching off the life support system keeping a young Iranian asylum seeker alive.

The 24 year old was airlifted from the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea last week with severe septicaemia and has now been declared brain dead in a Brisbane hospital.

Lawyers say the Australian Government could be liable for the asylum seeker's death.

Reporter: Alison Caldwell

Speakers: Greg Barnes, Australian Lawyers Alliance; Ian Rintoul, Refugee Action Coalition; Hossain Babumadi, former Manus Island detainee

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