A gym addict who was arrested after stabbing his friend has shared disturbing videos of his friends rejoicing at being freed following a High Court ruling.
Iranian Reza Husseini, 33, is one of several detainees held at the Yongah Hill center in Northam, Western Australia.
Husseini has been incarcerated at the center since 2021 after serving a five-year sentence for stabbing his friend in a western Sydney cafe in 2016.
The High Court ruled on Wednesday that indefinite detention is illegal in Australia, leading to the immediate release of at least 80 refugees.
A Malaysian hitman and pedophile is among those released along with several detainees who were held at the detention center with Husseini.
The 33-year-old shared videos of his friends leaving the facility on Saturday, saying it may only be a matter of time before he too is released.
One tattooed inmate gave the camera a thumbs-up while another broke into a rap saying it was time to “free the 501s” – a phrase that refers to detainees whose visas have been canceled because that they had failed a “character” test.
Sports addict Reza Husseini (pictured), who served five years in prison for stabbing, expects to be released from his immigration detention center after High Court ruling against indefinite detention
Husseini was arrested because his crime meant he failed the “morality” test under section 501 of the Migration Act and his humanitarian visa was cancelled.
Husseini, who regularly posts on TikTok under the name Huss, cannot be returned to Iran – which he fled by boat – because he faces persecution there and no other country is willing to welcome him back. because of his criminal history.
Husseini said the frenzied stabbing attack at a western Sydney cafe, which left his victim Mehdi Rahimi with a punctured lung, was the “biggest mistake” of his life, but he deserved a second chance.
“In 2016, I committed a crime, I served my time, I did my program and they recommended (that I be) paroled into the community,” he told the Today’s telegraph earlier this year.
“But because I came by boat, I was an asylum seeker, they canceled my visa and placed me at (Yongah Hill).”
He has thousands of followers on TikTok, where he posts videos of himself working out in the detention center gym, and which also earns him income through donations.
Over the weekend, Husseini posted several videos, one of which was titled “Many people are coming out, thanks to the High Court.”
One of the people he was introducing, who was coming out, said, “We have to free the boys, free the 501… free Huss.”
Husseini also said, “I need everyone to pray for me. Maybe I’ll get out soon. I need my followers and collaborators to stay positive.
One of his followers posted: “It’s a miracle. I prayed. I dreamed of this day before it happened. You will come out!!!’
Another wrote: “Best wishes Huss, I hope they allow you to enjoy your freedom.” »
But some commentators have made it clear they don’t want him walking the streets of Australia.
‘You’ll never get out Huss!! You are a criminal who is not sorry for stabbing an innocent person,” one said.
Husseini (pictured left) said his marriage proposal to Jacqueline Hadid (pictured right) was genuine and was not done just to help her stay in Australia.
His fiancee Jacqueline Hadid said she hoped the High Court ruling would mean her partner would soon be a free man.
“He was busy all day with other inmates and a lawyer working on his potential release,” she said. Western Australia.
“They are working on Huss’ case, which is complicated because he is still technically on parole in NSW.”
Ms Hadid said the High Court ruling, which overturned 20 years of indefinite detention, gave the 1,000 people held in detention centers hope that they too would be released.
She said unless Australia found a third country to deport her boyfriend to, he could soon be released under last week’s ruling.
In addition to his workouts, Husseini also posted videos of him and Ms. Hadid dancing and kissing during his visits.
A video of him crying is captioned “They want to deport me, please marry me Jacqueline.”
In another, he said the marriage proposal was genuine, saying: “I’m going to marry Jacqueline not because of a visa, because I love her.”
As well as his workouts, Husseini (left) also posted videos of him and Ms Hadid (right) dancing and kissing during his visits.
Sirul Azahr Umar (pictured), who committed a horrific murder in his home country Malaysia, is now at large in Australia after a High Court ruling against indefinite detention.
Although his videos were mostly well received, the one in which he complained that the food at the detention center was “disgusting” was not well received.
One commenter said the meal looked “better than what most people eat,” while another said “some people/families go without you guys getting 3 meals a day” .
Husseini said posting videos on social media helps him stay sane because being detained is “very bad, there is no life, it’s a prison.” Without TikTok I would go crazy, it’s hard.
Last week’s High Court ruling alarmed and outraged many in the Australian community, with a pedophile and hitman among the first to be freed.
A refugee who raped a 10-year-old boy was immediately released after a court ruled last Wednesday that his indefinite detention was unlawful.
The court ruled in favor of the Rohingya pedophile – known in proceedings only as NZYQ – who had been in custody since serving a prison sentence for child sexual abuse.
Because the Rohingya are not citizens of Myanmar – which considers them Bengalis and not a separate ethnic group – NZYQ cannot be deported there and was therefore released.
His release was followed on Saturday by that of a man who committed a gruesome murder in his home country of Malaysia.
Sirul Azahr Umar, 51, was sentenced to death for the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, the pregnant girlfriend of a political operative, whose body he killed and then blew up.
Umar, who was a bodyguard to the Malaysian prime minister, was released from Villawood detention center in Sydney and is now believed to be in Canberra, staying with a relative.