July 24, 2020

Refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Wellington (AFP) – A Kurdish-Iranian refugee who wrote an award-winning book on his mobile phone while held in one of Australia’s notorious Pacific detention camps has been granted asylum in New Zealand, officials said Friday.Behrouz Boochani has been in New Zealand since November when he applied for refugee status after attending a literary festival to speak about his six years in limbo under Australia’s hardline immigration policies.Immigration New Zealand said Boochani’s application had been successful, which means he has the right to stay in the South Pacific nation indefinitely.”Mr. Booch…

source https://this.kiji.is/en/659213563611382881?c=648607265489716321

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *