Faysal Ahmed's family not told of his death, refugees 'treated with contempt', advocate claims
The Federal Government has not notified the family of a Sudanese refugee who died in hospital on Christmas Eve after suffering a seizure inside the Manus Island detention centre, a refugee advocate says.
Faysal Ishak Ahmed, 27, was evacuated from Manus Island to Brisbane but on Saturday became the fourth refugee detained on the island to die.
Refugees inside the Manus detention centre held a vigil for him on Christmas night.
A spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the Government would be making no further comment on Mr Ahmed's death.
But Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) said he knew for certain Australian authorities had not spoken to Mr Ahmed's family.
"Why don't they pick up the phone and talk to Faysal's family?" Mr Rintoul said.
"That in itself is a disgrace and says a lot for the kind of contempt they have for people who are their responsibility.
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