The Man Found Dead On Manus Island Had Known Mental Health Problems


He just wanted to be able to “have a shave, wash clothes, access money and be with his friends”.

When his requests were refused, the worker noted that Shamshiripour simply “walked away”.

But the next day staff noted he was “completely different”, “grandiose, uncooperative and argumentative”, and that he “refused to take his prescribed medication”.

Another staff member noted Shamshiripour was “agitated, aggressive, verbally abusive” and police were required to bring him back to the accommodation.

Hamed was allowed to have a haircut and a phone call and the day after he presented as “calm, relaxed and polite”.