Oz immigration seizes Indian doctor convicted of sexual assault

Published:  10 Sep at 6 PM
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Tagged: Visas, Immigration, India
An Indian doctor who was sentenced to 32 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female patient has been seized by immigration officers and now awaits deportation..

Suhail Durani’s permanent residency was revoked after he was released from prison, and he has been fighting deportation ever since. He was convicted of the sexual assault of a 19-year old patient and the Perth hospital where he was employed, and had served his sentence in the city’s Casuarina prison.

After his release from prison last February, Durani was immediately placed in a detention centre to await deportation after his visa was cancelled. However, he lodged an appeal against the deportation order on the human rights grounds that he had a wife and child in the country and the tribunal’s ruling reinstated his visa and allowed him to stay.

Durani had originally pleaded not guilty to the five charges brought against him, even after he lost an appeal against his conviction last year. He was arrested again last week following outgoing Immigration Minister Tony Burke’s order to cancel his visa.

Suresh Rajan, a former president of the Ethnic Communities Council, told the press that he considers the entire issue an example of absolutely disgraceful behaviour by the authorities. He added that no reason had been given for the change of heart and stated that immigration’s actions and the former Immigration minister’s intervention violated Durani's human rights and those of his family.

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