Elderly detainee desperate
Yuko Narushima; 13/5/10
Australia’s longest-serving immigration detainee is a Chinese grandmother who is becoming more withdrawn each day her nine-year detention drags on. The once fashionable Hong Kong business woman panics when there’s a knock at her door. She suffers from severe anxiety and depression, owing to her fear of being deported to China and killed. Yesterday, the Commonwealth Ombudsman recommended Immigration Minister Chris Evans give Ms Bao (not her real name) a visa. It is the second time he has made such a demand but so far, action has been delayed.