Dr Al Muderis and his team show Prince Harry the progress of an amputee

SBS, 6 January 2016

Sydney-based doctor Munjed Al Muderis arrived in Australia by boat after being forced to flee Iraq for refusing to amputate the ears of Iraqi draft evaders in 1999.

Sydney-based doctor Munjed Al Muderis is a pioneering surgeon giving amputees the ability to walk.

He is also a refugee. He arrived in Australia by boat after being forced to flee Iraq for refusing to amputate the ears of Iraqi draft evaders in 1999.

In SBS's continuing First Day series, Dr Muderis remembers the day he was released from immigration detention.

"My name is Munjed Al Muderis. I'm 43. And I arrived in Australia illegally in 1999 on a boat."

Dr Munjed Al Muderis, that is. He fled Iraq, he says, as a 27-year-old after soldiers stormed the Baghdad hospital where he worked.

Full Article: First Day: Dr Munjed Al Muderis

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