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Iranian refugee convicted of attempted suicide in Nauru

A REFUGEE in Nauru has been convicted of attempted suicide after an incident at one of the country's refugee resettlement areas.

Sam Nemati pleaded guilty to the charge, which is recognised as a crime in Nauru and, despite being the sole parent of an eight-year-old girl, spent two weeks locked up in February before receiving bail.

Nemati had been held in an Australian-funded detention centre in Nauru for nearly two years before being resettled in the community.

In late January this year, Nauru police went to the Nibok resettlement area to remove Nemati and his daughter Aysa because they had moved there from another facility without the permission of service provider Connect Settlement Services.

Nemati said Aysa did not like their old centre and wanted to move to Nibok where there were other children she could play with.

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