Document published by high court also confirms not all 93 had convictions in Australia
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Five of the 93 people affected by the high court’s decision on indefinite detention had already been released into community detention by the Coalition.
According to a home affairs document, the person who spent the second longest time in detention – 12 years – was living in the Australian community under a “residence determination” granted by the Morrison government in February 2022.
A stateless Rohingya unauthorised maritime arrival “sentenced to 5 years for aggravated sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16”, who had been in immigration detention for 5 years;
A person extradited to Australia on a criminal justice stay visa “to face people smuggling charges”. He was sentenced to 11 years in 2015, and had been in immigration detention for two years and nine months;
A person convicted in 1999 of “the murder of his wife sentenced to 22 years”, with a minimum of 18. His protection visa was cancelled, and he was in detention for four years;
A convicted sex offender currently on the child protection register after assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2012;
A person convicted in 2017 of “supply [of a] commercial quantity of a prohibited drug” to 7 years and 4 months imprisonment who has been in immigration for 3 years;
A person convicted in 2012 of people smuggling, who received a three-year sentence and has been in detention for 11 years;
A person convicted in 2014 of rape, false imprisonment and indecent assault and sentenced to four years and six months;
A person convicted in 2020 for “trafficking a controlled drug (Meth)”. He was sentenced to three years, four months in prison, his protection visa was cancelled and he has been in detention for two years;
A person sentenced in 2015 to 10 years imprisonment for supply of prohibited drugs;
A person who had served “multiple prison sentences” including one in 2009 for “common assault … where he was found guilty of punching his eight month old daughter”, who has been in detention for nine years;
A person convicted of murder and “sexual intercourse with a person between 14-16 years”.Continue reading...