Released immigration detainee on fresh breach-of-curfew charges

One of the 150 immigration detainees released after a High Court decision has been charged a second time in Logan.

The Afghanistan-born man, 31, was charged by Australian Federal Police on Thursday night after allegedly breaching his visa-mandated curfew conditions last Saturday.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and/or a $93,900 fine.

The man had been bailed on May 1 on two previous counts of breaching curfew conditions. He will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on the fresh charges on Friday.

The man is one of 150 released from immigration detention after the High Court last year ruled they had been unlawfully detained.

The release has been a headache for the federal government, with several of the detainees accused of subsequent crimes.

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