Why extract a tooth that can be saved? Groups try to raise funds for asylum seeker dental care. Seems a pity that Dr A cannot practise in Australia.
In early 2011, Dr A treated people injured in clashes between the Syrian government and protesters. This led to the destruction of his clinic and home.
Iranian refugee Maryam describes nightmares she had while in detention, and gratitude for her current life in Australia, even though certain dangers remain.
Previously in #43 Fifty People in Stowage: Iranian refugees Maryam and her husband Benham are on a crowded boat, no more than a fishing vessel, trying to reach Australia....
Iranian refugees Maryam and Benham boarded a crowded cockroach-infested boat. Their people smuggler told them that they would reach Australia in 3 days.
Maryam describes how she and Benham flew from Iran to Malaysia where they met people smugglers who directed them to Indonesia.
In Iran, Maryam is interrogated in a secret location and signs a confession, believing it to be the only way she will be released. She could not have known how that confession...
In Shiraz, Iran, Maryam was marching in the 2009 post-election demonstrations, calling for a freer society, when riot police charged into the crowd.