The struggle to adjust to life on the outside after fleeing Manus Island ‘torture’April 17, 2019 9:38 am
While 600 men are still fighting to get off Manus Island, one is fighting to get back on.
This month, Bangladeshi asylum seeker Helal Uddin will mark one year apart from his Manus Islander wife Alice and young son Mohammad.
Known as "Spicy" for his hot Bengali curries, Helal became a popular face around the Manus capital, Lorengau, where several community leaders supported his application for a spousal visa.
But because his asylum claim was rejected, Mr Uddin was arrested and deported by PNG immigration authorities in February 2018.
Alice Uddin told the ABC her husband was taken without warning.
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