Asylum in Australia

An Afghan Tajik asylum seeker who has been held in immigration detention by Australia for eight years sues the Australian Government in the Federal Court. A former employee of the Islamic Republican government, the man fled an assassination attempt by the Taliban and argues that his family is still being targeted in Afghanistan and that his indefinite detention prevents him from organising their escape from the violence. The Government has requested the case be dismissed and denied they had any legal obligations towards Afghan citizens.