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Report of inquest hearing into death of 85 year old Canadian Alois Dvorzak in immigration detention


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Please take the time to read this report of the inquest hearing into the death of 85 year old Canadian Alois Dvorak in immigration detention. It was a shocking case and it illustrates the importance of safeguards. Sometimes it takes the suffering of a middle class white person for other middle class white people to understand these things.

The verdict will certainly be interesting.

In the meantime, a selection of tweets from Phil Miller, who is observing the inquest. Some of them are very revealing about the mindset of those responsible for the welfare of immigration detainees as well as issues around staffing.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.