Sunday, May 29, 2005

Did Cornelia Rau have a mental illness?

Rau returned to psychiatric care to shut her up?

CORNELIA Rau returned to psychiatric care in Adelaide, just days after being released into the community, appears to be very suspicious indeed!

After being wrongfully locked up in immigration detention last year, Ms Rau was released from the psychiatric ward at the Royal Adelaide Hospital - on strict conditions that included taking medication daily.

However, her guardian - The Office of the Public Advocate - Another arm of Government - The same government that illegally locked her up in detention said she had been returned to the Glenside Psychiatric Hospital.

But some, would say she was returned because she let the cat out of the bag and exposed the government lie that, perhaps 'she never had a mental illness' but instead was caused mental anguish by her treatment in custody.

Spokeswoman Margaret Farr said the public advocate believed things had got "out of hand" in terms of what information had been reported in the press.

"We would ask if the media could respect her privacy," Ms Farr said?

"So what we are saying is just that she has been returned to hospital for further assessment."

But it wasn't to shut her up?

Following her release, allegedly Ms Rau caused her carers some worry when she left her accommodation in the morning and did not return until late that night.

While she was essentially free to come and go as she pleased, her long absence raised concerns for her abductor's DIMIA, no doubt

Ms Rau, whose wrongful immigration detention is now the subject of an official inquiry, said she would pursue financial compensation in the courts.

Ms Rau was wrongly identified as an illegal immigrant last year and held in a Queensland prison and then in the Baxter Immigration Detention Centre in South Australia for a total of 10 months.

Ms Rau said she had been "locked up in a cage like a caged animal".

She also said that she didn't suffer from a mental illness, the reason given by the authorities to lock her up.

Her lawyer, Claire O'Connor, said Ms Rau was upset at being returned to Glenside and it was hoped another trial release could be arranged soon.

By Cover Up 29 May 05


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