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Imran Mohammad, who has been in offshore detention for almost four years, cried after reading a leaked transcript of the two leaders discussing a people-swap deal, feeling as if he were “just a product”.
“I am just a human being and there is no need to play with my life. All I want is to respect and love others and be loved and respected in return,” he said on Friday in a statement released by the Human Rights Law Centre.
“All I need is a sense of belonging to a safe country so that I can live a life that every human deserves.”
During the January phone call, revealed in full by the Washington Post, the prime minister corralled the new president into endorsing the refugee deal. The agreement, hatched with the Obama administration, involved the US accepting up …
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