Immigration

Asylum seeker case upsetting: Morrison

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison Source: AAP

Scott Morrison, who was immigration minister at the time of an Iranian asylum seeker's death, says the case of Hamid Khazaei is upsetting.

The case of an Iranian asylum seeker who died after developing a leg infection while in detention is upsetting, former immigration minister Scott Morrison says.

Doctors have labelled a bureaucratic delay to transfer Hamid Khazaei from Manus Island as pathetic, after he suffered three heart attacks before he was finally evacuated to Brisbane's Mater Hospital where he later died in 2014.

"It was a very upsetting case at the time. There are a lot of factors there and I'll let the coroner do their job," Mr Morrison told ABC radio on Tuesday.

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