Iranian refugee and son at risk of suicide returned to Nauru against medical advice

An Iranian refugee and her son have been returned to Nauru from Taiwan in a pre-dawn transfer which went against psychiatric advice that the son not be returned because his severe mental illness is caused by his detention............On Tuesday the pair’s caseworker had sought to renew their visas to stay in Taiwan but two days later officials arrived at their accommodation and told them to pack, Fatemah said. Their phones were taken from them and they were taken in two separate vans to a charter jet, with four guards accompanying each of them, she said......................Nauru sources and observers have reported a growing crisis of mental illness among the more than 140 refugee and asylum seeker children on the island.