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Baby Ferouz and parents released from detention

Australian-born baby Ferouz and his mother Latifar.
Australian-born baby Ferouz and his mother Latifar.

AN Australian-born baby and his asylum seeker family have been released from a Darwin detention centre.

Baby Ferouz and his parents, who have spent 14 months in detention, have been involved in a legal battle with the government to gain citizenship.

The government late last year announced Ferouz and 30 other babies born in Australian detention centres would be released, with the Myuddin family released on Tuesday.

Baby Ferouz, as he became known, was born in Brisbane in November 2013, but has spent most of his young life in detention.

The family's lawyer Murray Watt described their release as "significant" and said the family were now staying with family in Melbourne.

The government has given the family bridging visas and they must now apply for temporary protection visas for a longer stay.

Topics:  asylum seeker detention immigration


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