|Sam Nemati (left)|
A man was arrested on a charge of attempting suicide after trying to kill himself in order to protest a decision made by the government to throw him out of the country, police in Australia said.
Now, Sam Nemati of Nauru, has been ordered to pay a fine of $200 after pleading guilty to attempting suicide.
Prosecutors urged the judge to sentence the father of an 8-year-old girl to two months in prison, arguing that a harsh punishment would deter others from trying to commit suicide.
According to the police investigation, the father and daughter fled from Iran and moved to Nibok Lodge. When asked why he came to the country, Nemati said that he wanted his daughter to have a lot of children to play with.
Police told him that he will not be allowed to stay, and they began proceedings to evict him of the country. Nemati became distressed, and when officers began to remove his belongings from his home, he tried to take his own life.
He was taken to a hospital for medical treatment before being charged and detained for two weeks.