A protester holds a placard during a rally in support of refugees in central Sydney, Australia, in this file picture taken on October 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/Files
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Australia was Sunday set to allow an asylum-seeker's baby to remain in the country instead of being deported back to a remote Pacific detention camp, in what refugee advocates claimed as a victory after a public outcry.The one-year-old baby, named Asha and the child of Nepalese asylum-seekers, was held on Nauru with her parents before being brought to the Australian mainland for medical treatment last month."We are proposing that baby Asha will come from Lady Cilento and will go into community detention as have, as I say, 83 others who are living in the community who are in Australia for medical assistance," Dutton told reporters in Brisbane.Community detention is when asylum-seekers waiting for their refugee applications to be processed live within the community and are usually allowed to move around freely. Refugee advocates welcomed Dutton's announcement, hailing it as a victory for their campaign against the deportations to Nauru of Asha and 266 other asylum-seekers also in Australia for medical care.
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