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Iran said to hold Australian-based population expert on “infiltration” charge

Members of Australia's Iranian community travelled from Melbourne to attend a demonstration in the Canberra, July 20 2018. (SBS) December 10, 2018 Iran has detained an Australian-based academic on charges of trying to “infiltrate” Iranian institutions, according to official media. Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi was detained as she was leaving Iran, the state news agency [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Australia|

‘Deep concern’ for Melbourne University academic detained in Iran

Melbourne University academic Meimenat Hosseini-Chavoshi has reportedly been detained in Iran. (Supplied) By Anthony Colangelo December 7, 2018 A population expert at the University of Melbourne has been detained in Iran. Dr Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, a dual Iranian-Australian citizen who works at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, was in the capital [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Australia|

Australian coroner rules Iranian asylum-seeker’s death ‘entirely preventable’

Asylum seekers stand behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. (Supplied) July 31, 2018 A coroner in Australia says the death of a 24-year-old Iranian asylum-seeker held on a remote Pacific island immigration-detention center in 2014 was "entirely preventable." In a ruling issued on July 30, the [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Australia|

Australia must not be duped into softening its stance on Iran

Australian diplomat Julie Bishop wears a head covering while in Tehran last year with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, July 2016. (Getty) By Jonathan Schanzer and Mark Dubowitz March 5, 2018 China and North Korea topped the list of mutual security concerns last week when Malcolm Turnbull met US President Donald Trump in Washington. [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Australia|

Iranian Australians to protest in Canberra

Members of Australia's Iranian community attend a demonstration in Canberra, Sep 2013. (SBS) January 17, 2018 Iranian Australians will gather in Canberra to protest the violent response to demonstrations in their home country in recent weeks. Iranians from across Australia are coming together in Canberra to protest against the violent response to anti-government [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Australia|

Iranian asylum seeker faces deportation after visa denied

Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor and her husband, Milad Jafari. Shamsalipoor faces deportation from Australia after her asylum claim was rejected. (The Guardian) June 20, 2017 Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor has been given six months to leave Australia despite a long-running national campaign for immigration minister Peter Dutton to intervene and allow [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Australia|

Six Iranian boat people posing as refugees will be deported after lying about their status to be granted asylum in Australia

Iranian refugee Man Monis was found to have committed an act of terror in 2014 at a cafe. AAPIMAGE June 12, 2017 Six Iranian refugees will be deported from Australia after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton overruled the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The men had arrived in Australia from Iran between 2009 and 2014, however [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|Australia|

Iranian asylum seeker petitions for permanent residency in Australia

Over the past couple of years, Mojgan’s (centre) case has seen a wave of public support. ( Free Mojgan Facebook page) Mar 21, 2017 A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker is pleading with the Australian government to grant her permanent residency after years of uncertainty. Mojgan Shamsalipoor fled Iran in 2012 after being raped [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Australia|

Iranian refugee granted asylum after claiming he would be ‘killed’ in the Islamic nation

Saleh arrived by boat at Christmas Island on April 12, 2011 Feb 20, 2017 An Iranian asylum seeker granted refugee status in Australia could face life in prison after he was arrested at Sydney Airport allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the country. Vahid Reza Azadpour Saleh, 31, was given refugee protection under [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|Australia|

Eaten Fish: Iranian asylum seeker and cartoonist ends Manus Island hunger strike

A self-portrait of the Iranian cartoonist and asylum seeker Eaten Fish, who was on a 19-day hunger strike over his treatment under Australia’s immigration regime. Photograph: Eaten Fish Feb 19, 2017 The Iranian cartoonist known as Eaten Fish has broken a weeks-long hunger strike he held to protest against the handling of his [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Australia|