Pregnant Somali asylum seeker returned to detention

A PREGNANT asylum seeker who was transferred to Australia for an abortion after being allegedly raped has been returned to immigration detention on Nauru, the ABC understands.

The 23-year-old Somali woman was brought to Australia this week for treatment after being allegedly raped on Nauru, but is yet to be treated by a doctor regarding her pregnancy.

"We've found that she's been taken to Honiara and from there apparently to Nauru," Mr Newhouse said.

Earlier on Friday, the ABC understood the Immigration Department was preparing to return Abyan back to Nauru, claiming she declined to proceed with an abortion.

The department informed her legal team on Friday morning the woman was being moved to the processing section of Sydney's Villawood detention centre, ahead of her expected departure to the Pacific island.

Read more at ABC News Online


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