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Manus Island: UN calls for investigation into bashing and arrest of two Iranian asylum seekers

Manus Island police have said the two Iranian men were beaten because they resisted arrest.SUPPLIED: REFUGEE ACTION COALITION January 18, 2017 Two Iranian men who were bashed by police in Papua New Guinea have returned to court after being arrested for a second time. Police arrested Mehdi Bohlouli and Mohammad Rabani — who [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Australia|

Iran deplores Australian Treatment of Iranian Refugees

Australia violently treated Iranian citizens Mohsen Kouhkan said January 3, 2017 an Iranian parliamentarian denounced the reported assault on two Iranian refugees on Manus Island by police and immigration officials on New Year's Eve and called for a firm response by the government. "Our diplomatic apparatus is expected to spare no effort to [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Australia|

Two Iranian asylum seekers bashed by police on Manus Island, says rights group

Asylum seekers stand behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea. Picture: Eoin Blackwell/AAP January 1, 2017 TWO Iranian refugees on Manus Island were reportedly bashed by a group of Papua New Guinea police and immigration officials on New Year’s Eve and are now in custody without charge or [...]

By |January 1st, 2017|Australia, Indonesia|

Iran to export first petchem cargo to Australia

Iran says it will soon ship the first cargo of hexamine – a key petrochemical product used in a variety of industries – to Australia. December 28, 2016 Iran says Australia has joined the list of the clients of its hexamine – a fresh sign showing that petrochemical products are already receiving a [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Australia|

Australia delists Iranian Resistance, adds IRGC commanders to the terrorist list

December 28, 2016 Australia has finally removed the names of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA) from its Foreign Ministry’s terrorist organizations list. This is the last government and country in the world in which the unjust and [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Australia|

‘Alcoholic’ Iranian could be granted refugee status in Australia over fears he will be executed for drinking booze if he goes home

December 27, 2016 An 'alcoholic' Iranian man could be granted refugee status in Australia over fears he will be executed for drinking booze if he goes home. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the Federal Circuit Court that he had already committed two alcohol-related offences in Iran - where drinking is [...]

By |December 27th, 2016|Australia|

Australia-Iran trade promotion going ‘very well’

December 5, 2016 Iran and Australia are engaged in activities to promote bilateral trade and things have gone very well, Australian Ambassador to Tehran Jan Biggs told Trend December 3. "The biggest event for us was the reopening of the Australian Trade Commission two months ago," he said. "Our trade minister Mr. Steven Ciobo came [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Australia|

Iranian sentenced over Vic opium plot

October 26, 2016 An Iranian asylum seeker who smuggled 1.8 kilograms of opium into Melbourne through the mail claimed the package was for personal use. Behrus Miri Kalaniki had a one gram-a-day addiction, which meant the almost $1 million package would have taken him up to five years to get through. He pleaded guilty to [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Australia|

Wife of Iranian-Austrian jailed in Iran proclaims his innocence

Iranian-Austrian businessman Kamran Ghaderi (file photo) October 22, 2016 The wife of an Iranian-Austrian man sentenced recently by an Iranian court to 10 years in prison on spying charges has told RFE/RL's Radio Farda that her husband is a "simple businessman" unjustly imprisoned. Harika Ghaderi's husband, businessman Kamran Ghaderi, was initially detained in [...]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Australia|

Iranian bankers said to meet Austrians to resume commercial ties

September 28, 2016 Austrian and Iranian bankers are meeting in Vienna on Wednesday to discuss the resumption of trade financing, people familiar with the discussion said.  The meeting will take place at the Austrian central bank after the governors of the two nations’ central banks, Ewald Nowotny and Valiollah Seif, met on Tuesday, according to [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Australia|