A medevac asylum seeker detained in Brisbane’s Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) is using a bucket to collect his own rainwater, after a dispute with medical experts over whether it could improve his skin condition.
- Detainee Amin Afravi requested to access rainwater tanks, saying tap water irritates his psoriasis
- Medical experts say there is no evidence that rainwater could improve psoriasis
- Too scared to wash with tap water, Mr Afravi hasn’t showered for three months and sleeps in a common area
Amin Afravi, 32, has been detained at BITA for one year and eight months, after being medevaced to Australia from Manus Island for treatment of mental health issues, arthritis and psoriasis.
Mr Afravi was one of almost 200 medevac…