Imasi arrived in Australia – by plane and intending only to pass through – in January 2010.
Said Imasi has been held in immigration detention by Australia without allegation, charge or trial for almost eight years.
But he has been detained in this country – without allegation, charge, or trial – for nearly eight years. It has cruelled his physical health and sent him plunging into depths of suicidal depression.
Imasi is stateless – there is no country on earth that accepts him as their citizen – and his case appears to have confounded Australian authorities.