|We are very fortunate to have this world renowned, pioneering orthopaedic surgeon, present his story. As a young medical resident, Prof Al Muderis was forced to flee Iraq after he refused Saddam’s regime brutal orders to surgically remove the ears of soldiers who had escaped from the army. On a flimsy wooden boat he headed to Australia, finding himself at the Curtin Detention Centre in Western Australia’s Kimberley. In 1999, he was stripped of his name and dignity and took the role of an intermediary between protesting detainees and guards. He has continued with his humanitarian work and recently became patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre. He is also an author and the subject of several documentaries.
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