Kurdish-Iranian detained refugee receives 4th Australian literary award

Kurdish-Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani. (Getty) August 14, 2019 Kurdish-Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani won yet another Australian literary award for his autobiography, “No Friend but the Mountains”, however, he was not able to receive the award because he is detained on Manus Island. Australia’s State Library of New South Wales said the autobiography won [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Australia, Minorities|

Iran-backed hackers hit both U.K., Australian parliaments

A report says the Feb. 8 hack of the Australian Parliament "is a part of a multi-year cyberespionage campaign" by an Iranian-backed hacking group they call Iridium.. (Shutterstock) By Ken Dilanian March 2, 2019 The Iranian-backed hackers who stole personal data on Australian lawmakers earlier this year are the same group that attacked [...]

By |March 2nd, 2019|Australia, Europe|

Iran frees detained Australian-based academic, says lawyer

Melbourne University academic Meimenat Hosseini-Chavoshi has been detained in Iran. (Supplied) January 28, 2019 The lawyer of an Australian-based academic detained on charges of trying to “infiltrate” Iranian institutions said on Sunday she was freed a few days ago, Iran’s state news agency reported. Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, a population expert, is affiliated with the Melbourne School [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Australia, Woman|

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|