A Kurdish refugee in his mid-30s attempted suicide at approximately
6.00am at the Melbourne Immigration Transit accomofdation centre. He
was unsuccessful as he was stopped by his friends and SERCO guards.
Fearing for his mental health, SERCO and police officers sent him to
a hospital at approximately 6.30am.
This attempted suicide is the result of SERCO and immigration
detention policies leaving him in limbo. He has been in detention for
14 months and was given refugee status after 7 months.
He remains detained after Serco branded him a "person of interest".