Ellie*, a 34-year-old Iranian refugee who has been imprisoned for six years in offshore detention regime on Nauru. The family violence and gendered based violence led her to flee Iran by herself in 2013. She is the last remaining female refugee to be medically evacuated from Nauru to Melbourne detention centre and for more than 21 months in 2021 still locked.

More than 100 Australian-based academic researchers and experts in migration, refugee studies, and refugee law and policy, signed an open letter to the minister of home affairs expressing their concern about the effects of closed immigration detention on female refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, the group has urgent concerns about Ellie’s welfare.