The refugee who self-harmed to stop his forced deportation

The number of forced deportations from the island nation of Papua New Guinea is increasing. The country houses an offshore prison for asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.

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    The number of forced deportations from the island nation of Papua New Guinea is increasing.

    The country houses an offshore prison for asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.

    Here's the story of one Lebanese asylum seeker, who self-harmed to stop his deportation.

    Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Canberra, Australia.


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